A Voice for the Fish? Climate Change Litigation and Potential Causes of Action for Impacts under the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement

43 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2009

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William C. G. Burns

Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, American University

Date Written: April 10, 2009

Abstract

Given the ineffectiveness of institutional responses to climate change at the international level, as well as inadequate domestic responses, States and NGOs have begun to explore potential causes of action under judicial and quasi-judicial fora. This article looks at a potential cause of action under the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement.

Keywords: Climate change, United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement, Straddling Stocks, Highly Migratory stocks

JEL Classification: K33, K32

Suggested Citation

Burns, William C.G., A Voice for the Fish? Climate Change Litigation and Potential Causes of Action for Impacts under the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement (April 10, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1376228 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1376228

William C.G. Burns (Contact Author)

Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, American University ( email )

Washington, DC
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.american.edu/sis/centers/carbon-removal/

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