Climate Change Litigation: Opening the Door to the International Court of Justice
Andrew L. Strauss
Widener University - School of Law
March 29, 2012
Adjudicating Climate Change: State, National, and International Approaches. Ed. William C. G. Burns & Hari Osofsky. Cambridge University Press, 2009
This chapter examines the potential for the International Court of Justice to serve as a forum for climate change litigation. It begins by assessing the potential legal and political implications of an International Court of Justice decision on climate change. It then proceeds to evaluate various jurisdictional basis upon which the Court could agree to hear cases implicating climate change. Finally, the chapter provides an overview of the law the law applicable to climate change litigation before the Court.
Keywords: climate change, international court of justice, international law
JEL Classification: K32, K33Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 1, 2012
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