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Judicial handbook on environmental law

Author: Dinah Shelton; Alexandre Charles Kiss
Publisher: Nairobi, Kenya : United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Policy Development and Law, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : English
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"This handbook is intended to enable national judges in all types of tribunals in both civil law and common law jurisdictions to identify environmental issues coming before them and to be aware of the range of options available to them in interpreting and applying the law. It seeks to provide judges with a practical guide to basic environmental issues that are likely to arise in litigation. It includes information  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dinah Shelton; Alexandre Charles Kiss
ISBN: 9280725556 9789280725551
OCLC Number: 124516475
Description: xxiii, 131 pages ; 30 cm
Contents: What is environmental law? --
Basic principles of environmental protection --
Environmental rights --
Common legal mechanisms of environmental protection --
Litigation --
Remedies and enforcement --
Water --
Air --
Soil --
Biological diversity and nature conservation --
Agriculture and forestry --
Protection of cultural and natural heritage --
Noise --
Transportation --
Tourism --
Toxic and hazardous substances and waste.
Responsibility: Dinah Shelton and Alexandre Kiss ; introduction by Christopher G. Weeramantry.
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"This handbook is intended to enable national judges in all types of tribunals in both civil law and common law jurisdictions to identify environmental issues coming before them and to be aware of the range of options available to them in interpreting and applying the law. It seeks to provide judges with a practical guide to basic environmental issues that are likely to arise in litigation. It includes information on international and comparative environmental law and references to relevant cases."--Page iii.

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