International Environmental Law: Fairness, Effectiveness, and World Order

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 2, 2006 - Law
This book analyzes the law and policy for the management of global common resources. As competing demands on the global commons are increasing, the protection of environment and the pursuit of growth give rise to all sorts of conflicts. It also analyzes issues in the protection of the global commons from a fairness, effectiveness and world order perspective. The author examines whether policymaking and trends point to a fair allocation of global common resources that is effective in protecting the environment and the pursuit of sustainable development. The author looks at the cost-effectiveness of international environmental law and applies theories of national environmental law to international environmental problems. Chapters include analysis on areas such as marine pollution, air pollution, fisheries management, transboundary water resources, biodiversity, hazardous and radioactive waste management, state responsibility and liability.
 

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Page 21 - The Court, whose function is to decide in accordance with international law such disputes as are submitted to it, shall apply: a. international conventions, whether general or particular, establishing rules expressly recognized by the contesting states; b.
Page 21 - ... the general principles of law recognized by civilized nations ; d. subject to the provisions of Article 59, judicial decisions and the teachings of the most highly qualified publicists of the various nations, as subsidiary means for the determination of rules of law.

About the author (2006)

Elli Louka is the founder of Alphabetics Development & Investment (ADI), a company devoted to environment and development. She was a senior fellow at the Orville H. Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School, where she published the Transnational Management of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes and a Ford Foundation Fellow at New York University School of Law. Dr Louka is currently the recipient of the Marie Curie Fellowship provided by the European Commission of the European Union.

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