Training Manual on International Environmental Law

Author: Lal Kurukulasuriya
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9280725548
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

Offers an overview of the body of environmental law. This report is intended for legal stakeholders from various backgrounds including government representatives, judges, university professors and students to enable them to more effectively participate in the global, regional and national efforts to preserve the Earth for future generations.

Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law

Author: Shawkat Alam
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415687171
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Law

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.

Climate Conflicts A Case of International Environmental and Humanitarian Law

Author: Silke Marie Christiansen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319279459
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Law

The book addresses the question of whether the currently available instruments of international environmental and international humanitarian law are applicable to climate conflicts. It clarifies the different pathways leading from climate change to conflict and offers an analysis of international environmental law embedded within the international doctrine of state responsibility. It goes on to discuss whether climate change amounts to an issue covered by Art. 2.4 UN Charter – the prohibition of the use of force. It then considers the possible application of international humanitarian law to climate conflicts. The book also offers a definition of the term “climate conflict”, drawing on legal as well as peace and conflict studies.

International Environmental Law

Author: Alexandre Charles Kiss
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 1853336270
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Law

The field of international environmental law has grown enormously in recent years, posing issues of concern to international law scholars and practitioners and to environmental lawyers. There is also widespread public interest in the subject. This important new work provides an introduction to the major international legal norms and organizations aimed at protecting the global environment, and discusses the theory, objectives, and historical evolution of international environmental law, as well as the major principles of international law which apply to and impact on the environmental field. The standards applicable to each sector of the environment are reviewed, as are developments concerning such trans-sectoral problems as toxic waste and global warming. Finally, issues of liability and compensation for breaches of international norms are addressed. The book will prove useful as a resource for those in an academic setting, for those actively involved in environmental protection in governmental and non-governmental organizations or in the practice of law, and those who are generally interested in the subject.

The Imli Manual on International Maritime Law

Author: Director David Attard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199683949
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Genre: Environmental law

This three-volume Manual on International Maritime Law presents a systematic analysis of the history and contemporary development of international maritime law by leading contributors from across the world. Prepared in cooperation with the International Maritime Law Institute, the International Maritime Organization's research and training institute, this a uniquely comprehensive study of this fundamental area of international law. Volume III is devoted to The Marine Environmental Law and Maritime Security Law. The first part of Volume III deals in depth with the issues of most fundamental importance in the contemporary world, namely how to protect the marine environment from pollution from ships, pollution from land-based sources, pollution from seabed activities, and pollution from or through air. In explaining these types of pollution, various conventions concluded under the auspices of the IMO (such as MARPOL 73/78 and the 1972 London Convention) and soft law documents are analyzed. The Volume also includes chapters on the conventions relating to pollution incident preparedness, response, cooperation, and the relevance of regional cooperation. This Volume additionally discusses liability and compensation for pollution damage. The second part of Volume II, dedicated to Maritime Security law, includes chapters dealing with piracy; stowaways; human trafficking; illicit drugs; terrorism; military uses of the sea; and new maritime security threats.

Judicial Handbook on Environmental Law

Author: Dinah Shelton
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9789280725551
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

"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."--P. iii.

The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law

Author: David Joseph Attard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199683925
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Law

This three-volume Manual on International Maritime Law presents a systematic analysis of the history and contemporary development of international maritime law by leading contributors from across the world. Prepared in cooperation with the International Maritime Law Institute, the International Maritime Organization's research and training institute, this a uniquely comprehensive study of this fundamental area of international law. Volume I: The Law of the Sea addresses the major issues which arise in the law of the sea. It provides a detailed understanding of the historical development of the law of the sea; the role of the International Maritime Organization; the law surrounding maritime zones; the legal regime of islands; the international sea-bed area; the legal regime governing marine scientific research; the rights and obligations of land-locked and geographically disadvantaged states; the legal regime of Arctic and Antarctic; and the settlements of disputes. This volume also considers the ways in which human rights and the law of the sea interact. The forthcoming Volume II will address shipping law; Volume III will provide analysis of marine environmental law and maritime security law. The full three-volume Manual will set out the entirety of international maritime law, re-stating and re-examining its fundamental principles, how it is enacted, and the issues that are shaping its future. It will be a superlative resource for those working with or studying this area of law.

Manual on Compliance with and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Author: Carl E. Bruch
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9280727036
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Law

This Manual expands upon Guidelines on Compliance with and Enforcement of MultilateralEnvironmental Agreements (MEAs). Many States participated in the developmentand negotiation of the Guidelines, which were adopted by the UNEP GoverningCouncil in 2002. While this Manual is not a negotiated document, it also is the result ofa collaborative process involving a wide range of numerous individuals around the world.These people assisted in drafting case studies and other contributions, reviewing the text,and suggesting substantive and formatting changes.

Climate Change Law

Author: David R. Hodas
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134481824
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

This casebook examines climate change law using primary source materials, commentary and problem exercises. Climate science and policy are integrated into each section of the book. Reducing global and U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change receive approximately equal treatment. Mitigation is covered in chapters on the probable post-Kyoto regime, energy law and policy, national and state law, theory and practice of economic instruments (such as cap and trade and carbon taxes), and carbon sequestration. Adaptation is addressed in ecosystem, sectoral, regional, and human settlement chapters.

The Protection Officer Training Manual

Author: IFPO
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008049790X
Release Date: 2003-09-26
Genre: Business & Economics

This revised edition retains the exceptional organization and coverage of the previous editions and is designed for the training and certification needs of first-line security officers and supervisors throughout the private and public security industry. * Completely updated with coverage of all core security principles * Course text for the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) Program * Includes all new sections on information security, terrorism awareness, and first response during crises

Manual on human rights and the environment 2nd edition

Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287177858
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Political Science

Human rights and the environment have become increasingly interconnected. This updated manual seeks to contribute to a better understanding of this relationship by taking into account the new pertinent case law of the European Court of Human Rights. While the European Convention on Human Rights does not guarantee a specific right to a healthy and sound environment, the general standards deriving from it may nonetheless also apply to environmental matters. The European Court of Human Rights regularly examines complaints in which individuals argue that a breach of their Convention rights is the result of adverse environmental factors.This manual also takes account of the relevant decisions of the European Committee of Social Rights which has interpreted the right to protection of health under the European Social Charter as including a right to a healthy environment.Examples of good national practices have been compiled on the basis of the contributions of several member states and included in an appendix to the manual.The aim is to present the emerging principles on environmental protection in a systematic and accessible way.

International Environmental Law

Author: Alexandre Charles Kiss
Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff
ISBN: 1571053093
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

The third edition of this major legal guide has been thoroughly revised and updated to cover recent events and important emerging issues. New material includes analysis of and commentary on the World Summit on Sustainable Development, ecosystem management, compliance and dispute settlement, armed conflict, and developments in the relationship of trade and the environment. CONTENTS: Concept and Scope of the 'Environment' and 'Environmental Law'; The Necessity of International Law; Foundations of International Environmental Law; Origin and Evolution of International Environmental Law; Sources of International Environmental Law; Institutions and Civil Society; International Common Law and Principles; Implementing International Environmental Law: Techniques and Procedures; Compliance and Dispute Settlement; Protection of Living Organisms; Soil; Fresh Waters; The Marine Environment; Atmosphere, Stratosphere and Climate; Regulating Threats to the Environment; Integrated Environmental Protection; Human Rights and the Environment; Environmental Protection and Armed Conflict; Environment and Economic Activities.