Environmental Impact Assessment as a Duty Under International Law: The International Court of Justice Judgment on Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay
Cymie R. Payne
Rutgers University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Law, Camden
October 9, 2010
European Journal of Risk Regulation, Vol. 3, p. 317, 2010
On April 20, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced its judgment in a dispute between Argentina and Uruguay concerning Uruguay’s authorization for pulp mills on the banks of the Uruguay River, which forms the international boundary between the two countries. This judgment is a significant step forward in the ICJ’s jurisprudence on environmental law and on shared watercourses. The Court recognized environmental impact assessment as a practice that has become an obligation of general international law in these situations.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: International Court of Justice, Water, Sustainable Development, Environmental Impact AssessmentAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: October 10, 2010
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