Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law

Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law


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The Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law is an advanced level reference guide which provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the corpus of international environmental law (IEL). The Handbook features specially commissioned papers by leading experts in the field of international environmental law, drawn from a range of both developed and developing countries in order to put forward a truly global approach to the subject. Furthermore, it addresses emerging and cross-cutting issues of critical importance for the years ahead.

The book is split into six parts for ease of reference:

  • The Legal Framework, Theories and Principles of International Environmental Law - focuses on the origins, theory, principles and development of the discipline;
  • Implementing International Environmental Law - addresses the implementation of IEL and the role of various actors and institutions, including corporations, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs;
  • Key Issues and Legal Frameworks - brings fresh perspectives of the common general issues of international environmental law, such as biological diversity and marine environmental law;
  • Regional Environmental Law - explores the specific regimes developed to address regional environmental issues, considering the evolution, prospects and relationship of regional law and mechanisms to IEL;
  • Cross-Cutting Issues - considers the engagement of international environmental law with other key fields and legal regimes, including international trade, human rights and armed conflict;
  • Contemporary and Future Challenges - analyses pressing current and emerging issues in the field including environmental refugees and climate change, REDD and deforestation, and ‘treaty congestion’ in IEL.

This up-to-date and authoritative book makes it an essential reference work for students, scholars and practitioners working in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138838970
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/25/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 852
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Shawkat Alam is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for International and Environmental Law at Macquarie University where he teaches and researches in the areas of international and environmental law. His recent publication includes Sustainable Development and Free Trade (Routledge, 2008).

Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan teaches law in the Department of Law, ASA University Bangladesh. He was a visiting scholar of Emory Law School, USA. During his studies in Belgium he gained experience in legal practice. He is co-editor of Globalization, International Law, and Human Rights (OUP, 2012).

Dr Tareq M.R. Chowdhury is Professor and Dean at the Faculty of Law, ASA University Bangladesh. He was faculty member of Stockholm University, Sweden. He has contributed many research articles. He is the author of Legal Framework of International Supervision (Stockholm University, 1986).Erika J Techera is a Professor at The University of Western Australia where she teaches and researches in international and comparative environmental law. She is the author of Marine Environmental Governance: from International Law to Local Practice (Routledge, 2012) and previously practised as a barrister.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Legal Framework, Theories and Principles of International Environmental Law 1. The Environment and International Society: Issues, Concepts, and Context, James R. May & J. Patrick Kelly 2. The Origin and Development of International Environmental Law, Anita M Halvorssen 3. Principles Of International Environmental Law, Svitlana Kravchenko, Tareq M.R. Chowdhury and Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan 4. The International Environmental Law-Making Process, Kamrul Hossain 5. Environmental Justice And International Environmental Law, Carmen G. Gonzalez Part 2: Implementing International Environmental Law 6. International Environmental Institutions, Paul Govind 7. The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations, Peoples And Courts In Implementing International Environmental Laws, Vernon I. Tava 8. Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, Jona Razzaque 9. The Funding Of International Environmental Law, Justin Wolst 10. The Settlement of Disputes In International Environmental Law, Tim Stephens 11. Multinational Corporations and International Environmental Law, Elisa Morgera Part 3: Key Issues and Legal Frameworks 12. Biological Diversity, Chidi Oguamanam 13. Freshwater, Habitats and Ecosystems, Douglas Fisher 14. International Freshwater Law, Alistair Rieu-Clarke 15. Marine Environmental Law: UNCLOS and Fisheries, Rebecca Bratspies & Anastasia Telesetsky 16. Marine Pollution Law, Damien Cremean & Erika J. Techera 17. Two Decades of The Basel Convention, Tony George Puthucherril 18. Pollution Control and The Regulation of Chemicals and E-Waste, Zada Lipman 19. Air, Atmosphere and Climate Change, Paolo Galizzi 20. The Climate Change Regime, Alexander Zahar 21. The Regulation of Space Activities and the Space Environment, Ulrike M. Bohlmann & Steven Freeland 22. Nuclear Energy And The Environment, Abdullah Al Faruque 23. International Cultural Heritage Law, Erika J. Techera Part 4: Regional Environmental Law 24. European Environmental Law, Elisa Morgera 25. Americas’ Environmental and Sustainable Development Law, Marie-Claire Cordonnier Seggar & Renée Gift 26. South East Asian Environmental Legal Governance, Koh Kheng-Lian & Md. Saiful Karim 27. International Environmental Law and Australia And New Zealand, Cameron Holley 28. Environmental Law in Africa, Michael Kidd 29. Polar Law And Good Governance, Elizabeth Burleson Part 5: Cross-Cutting Issues 30. International Trade Rules And Environmental Effects,  Indira Carr 31. Improving International Investment Agreements, Markus W. Gehring & Avidan Kent 32. Collective Indigenous Rights and the Environment, Shawkat Alam 33. Global Constitutional Environmental Rights, James R. May and Erin Daly 34. Protection Of Environment During Armed Conflict, Susan Breau 35. International Disaster Law, Michael Eburn Part 6: Contemporary and Future Challenges 36. "Treaty Congestion" in Contemporary International Environmental Law, Donald K. Anton 37. Sustainable Development and International Environmental Law, Klaus Bosselmann 38. International Responsibility and Liability For Environmental Harm, Robert V. Percival 39. Deforestation, Redd and International Law, Rowena Maguire 40. Climate Refugees, Maxine Burkett

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