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Climate Change Litigation: Opening the Door to the International Court of Justice

Adjudicating Climate Change: State, National, and International Approaches. Ed. William C. G. Burns & Hari Osofsky. Cambridge University Press, 2009

Posted: 1 Apr 2012  

Andrew L. Strauss

Widener University

Date Written: March 29, 2012

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2030935

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