From Sleeping Treaties to the Giddy Insomnia of Global Governance: How International Wildlife Law Makes Headway

15 JIWLP (2012)

13 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2015

Date Written: March 14, 2012

Abstract

This review essay was occasioned by the publication of a second edition of Lyster's International Wildlife Law. In the decades since Simon Lyster published the first edition of International Wildlife Law much has changed in the landscape of international wildlife law and, indeed, of international environmental law more generally. Lyster's view was that international wildlife treaties were, in effect, sleeping giants, waiting to be awakened to the defense of wildlife by creative application and interpretation. This has not happened, and the essay explores why this is the case.

Keywords: international law, wildlife law, environmental law, natural resources law, environmental treaties

Suggested Citation

Wandesforde-Smith, Geoffrey, From Sleeping Treaties to the Giddy Insomnia of Global Governance: How International Wildlife Law Makes Headway (March 14, 2012). 15 JIWLP (2012), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2027708

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