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Guide to International Environmental Law

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 347

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 347

Alexandre Kiss, Dinah Shelton, GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007

44 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2007  

Alex Kiss

Columbia University

Dinah L. Shelton

George Washington University - Law School

Abstract

This book aims to present the essential elements of international environmental law. The attached document includes a page memorializing the life of Alexandre Kiss (who passed away on March 22, 2007); a forward; a table of contents, author information, abbreviations, and Chapter 1, "An Introduction to International Law." The book provides a general overview of why and how the international system elaborates environmental obligations and monitors compliance with them. Second, it discusses the relationship between international obligations and national and local law, with particular reference to federal systems. It indicates another interrelationship, pointing out the influence national law has on the emergence of international law as well as the growing role of international norms in the development and enforcement of national and local environmental policies. Finally, it examines the extent to which environmental protection should be and is taken into account in other regulatory frameworks, from trade law and human rights to disarmament and refugee policy. The basic knowledge provided in this book should allow the reader to undertake further research on topics of environmental regulation at the international level and to understand the implications of international environmental law for national law and policy.

Keywords: international environmental law, trade, human rights, disarmament, refugees

JEL Classification: K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Kiss, Alex and Shelton, Dinah L., Guide to International Environmental Law. ; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 347; Alexandre Kiss, Dinah Shelton, GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1012092

Alex Kiss (Contact Author)

Columbia University ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

Dinah L. Shelton

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States
(202) 994-9413 (Phone)

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