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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

Abstract:     
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, K33

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Date posted: April 1, 2012  

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Strauss, Andrew L., Climate Change Litigation: Opening the Door to the International Court of Justice (March 29, 2012). Adjudicating Climate Change: State, National, and International Approaches. Ed. William C. G. Burns & Hari Osofsky. Cambridge University Press, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2030935

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Andrew L. Strauss (Contact Author)
Widener University - School of Law ( email )
4601 Concord Pike
P.O. Box 7286
Wilmington, DE 19803-0474
United States
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