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Contemporary Issues in International Environmental Law

Contemporary Issues in International Environmental Law by M. Fitzmaurice
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The central aim of this insightful book is to illuminate how many concepts in international environmental law such as the precautionary principle and sustainable development are taken for granted. These problematic issues are very much still evolving and subject to heated debate between scholars as well as between states. The author explores these controversies viewing them as a positive development within a field that is in a constant state of flux. Areas discussed include the convergence of human rights with environmental issues and the quest for the human right to a clean environment. The book also clearly demonstrates that international environmental law cannot be analysed in isolation since it greatly influences the development of general international law. Taking full account of the most recent decisions of international courts and tribunals as well as the most up-to-date scholarly analysis, "Contemporary Issues in International Environmental Law" is a timely and important resource for legal scholars, under- and post-graduates and practitioners alike.
Edward Elgar Publishing; June 2009
246 pages; ISBN 9781848447318
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Title: Contemporary Issues in International Environmental Law
Author: M. Fitzmaurice