International Liability as an Instrument to Prevent and Compensate for Climate Change

58 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2008 Last revised: 28 Apr 2011

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Michael G. Faure

University of Maastricht - Faculty of Law, Metro; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law

Andre Nollkaemper

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law

Abstract

In this Article, we will examine some of the fundamental questions that would arise in litigation on liability for climate change, covering both domestic and international liability law. We will sketch some of the questions and issues that would have to be dealt with when a potential liability suit is brought. On a practical level, this Article is an attempt to explore the issues and set the agenda for those who wish to pursue such a liability suit. On a more fundamental level, our paper examines the power and limits of liability law to address such a highly complex and transnational issue as climate change.

Keywords: international liability, climate change, compensation

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

Faure, Michael G. and Nollkaemper, Andre, International Liability as an Instrument to Prevent and Compensate for Climate Change. Stanford Journal of International Law, Vol. 26A, 2007; Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 23A, 2007; Maastricht Faculty of Law Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1086281

Yleen Simonis (Contact Author)

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Michael G. Faure

University of Maastricht - Faculty of Law, Metro ( email )

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Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Law ( email )

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Andre Nollkaemper

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Center for International Law ( email )

P.O. Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/p.a.nollkaemper/

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