Book Review: PW Birnie and AE Boyle, International Law and the Environment

(1994-95) 5 Juridisk Tidskrift vid Stockholms Universitet 1070-1075

Posted: 15 Oct 2020

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Thomas Lundmark

University of Hull - School of Law; University of Münster

Date Written: 1995

Abstract

It collects and, for the most part, digests all of the important international agreements and literature on the topic. The author have gathered together hundreds of strands of policies, statements declarations, treaties, cases, articles, and other materials and woven them tightly together, succeeding in their objective of cataloging the major developments in international environmental law. That being said, the book suffers from certain shortcomings. The most serious of these is the failure to take a critical, global view of t subject matter. This weakness is felt in the disappointing first chapter in which the authors sidestep the task of defining the term" international law of the environment." The second flaw, which this book shares with most other scholarship on the international law of the environment, is the failure to consider explicitly the various instrument of environmental policy.

Suggested Citation

Lundmark, Thomas, Book Review: PW Birnie and AE Boyle, International Law and the Environment (1995). (1994-95) 5 Juridisk Tidskrift vid Stockholms Universitet 1070-1075, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3680584

Thomas Lundmark (Contact Author)

University of Hull - School of Law ( email )

University of Hull
Hull, HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

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