The ICJ, ITLOS and the Precautionary Approach: Paltry Progressions, Jurisprudential Jousting

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David VanderZwaag

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The precautionary approach, although highly touted as a fundamental principle of international environmental law, has become well-known for the confusion surrounding its interpretation and practical implications. Confusion has emanated from definitional generalities and variations and even debates over appropriate terminology. A spectrum of precautionary measures exist and viewpoints on whether strong versions of precaution or weaker versions should prevail have differed.

Keywords: environmental law, international environmental law, precautionary approach

Suggested Citation

VanderZwaag, David, The ICJ, ITLOS and the Precautionary Approach: Paltry Progressions, Jurisprudential Jousting (2013). University of Hawaii Law Review, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2567430

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