International Law for the Environment

Author: Edith Brown Weiss
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314288279
Release Date: 2015-11
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International Law for the Environment is a comprehensive exposition of contemporary international environmental law and the governance institutions that implement it. Part I sets out the drivers of threats to the planet's air, water and social support systems, the philosophical, economic, and scientific foundations of the legal responses to these threats, and the customary and treaty-based legal regimes that have emerged. These regimes are placed in the context of general international law. Part II introduces the students to the major treaty-based regimes such as those addressing transboundary air and water pollution, the control of pollutants which deplete the ozone layer, global climate change, the protection of oceans and polar regions, the disposal of hazardous wastes outside the country of origin, the protection and allocation of fresh waters and the restoration of degraded aquatic ecosystems, and the conservation of biological diversity. Also addressed is the linkage between agricultural production and the environment. Part III examines the integration of environmental considerations into international regimes such as human rights and environmental justice, international trade law and the financing of sustainable development. Environmental governance is discussed in Part IV, together with material on international environmental institutions and the international legal system. Throughout the book the incorporation of international environmental law principles and treaty obligations into national judicial decisions and legislation is stressed.

Carlson Palmer and Weston s International Environmental Law and World Order

Author: Jonathan C. Carlson
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314194029
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Law

This collection of basic documents provides comprehensive coverage of the most important treaties and international instruments relating to environmental protection, including judicial and arbitral decisions. It additionally includes documents of general importance in international law, such as the UN Charter and the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Materials on trade, human rights, and the law of war are excerpted where pertinent to the legal analysis of an environmental problem. For students and others engaged in research or practice in international environmental law, such as civil servants, diplomats, governmental officials, NGOs, practicing lawyers, and others, the volume serves as a convenient and thorough general reference.

International Law and World Order

Author: Richard A. Falk
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105064171148
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Poses four clusters of world order problems that require students to identify and frame legal issues in factual context. Enables students to determine the relevance of information, organize relevant law and policy, test their analytical skills, and develop a critical understanding of the possibilities of international law. Focuses on the current work of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Comprises a series of hypothetical problems involving fictional countries in "real world" decision-making settings, organized around themes that conveniently cluster the principal challenges to the current world order.

International Environmental Law and Policy Treaty Supplement 2016

Author: David Hunter
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 1609303970
Release Date: 2016-05
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This treaty supplement is meant to complement the Fifth edition of International Environmental Law & Policy. It includes the major hard and soft law instruments that embody the field of international environmental law. It thus includes the major multilateral environmental agreements as well as some excerpts from important related treaties such as trade agreements and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

International Environmental Law and Policy

Author: Edith Brown Weiss
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: UCSD:31822027875947
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Law

This dynamic casebook takes an interdisciplinary approach in an analytical framework that can be applied to any international environmental legal problem. By studying both legal and non-legal issues, students gain a full and meaningful understanding of this global problem and its legal solutions. International Environmental Law and Policy is the perfect vehicle for tackling the challenges of international environmental law from a global perspective. International Environmental Law and Policy leads students from fundamental issues to sophisticated applications in four main parts: The Nature of International Environmental Issues - Basic Concepts and Context explores non-legal issues such as: global population; intergenerational equity; risk assessments; the tension between industrialized and developing countries; and the underpinning legal issues of public international law and international institutions: Pollution Control offers a detailed analysis of the 'precautionary principle,' the right to a clean environment, general norms applicable to environmental agencies, general principles of international responsibility for environmental harm, and environmental warfare. Natural Resource Management presents detailed discussions of the 'Harmon Doctrine,' the World Heritage Convention, options for conserving biologicla diversity, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and the protection of whales and other species Trade and Finance delves into dispute settlement in the World Trade Organization, the North American Free Trade Agreement, multilateral development banks, debt relief approaches, and funds for the environment. The authors use a skillful blend of material to capture and hold student interest including: detailed case studies that explore international environmental norms exercises which make students apply specific legal rules to real-world cases careful analysis of four principal cases: Trail Smelter; Corfu Channel; Lac Lanous; and Nuclear Weapons Testing appendixes on Researching International Environmental Law, International Organizations, and General Steps in Formulating Multilateral Agreements detailed discussions on the relationship between the international and domestic implementation of law in-depth coverage of the liability, accountability, and valuation of natural resource damages

Cases of Conflict

Author: Allen L. Springer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442635173
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Law

Cases of Conflict focuses on times of dispute as important moments in the development of international environmental law. Conflict tests international law--both its content and its relevance become clearer in times of controversy--but conflict can also help shape the law. Drawing from a growing body of scholarship connecting the fields of international relations and international law, Cases of Conflict examines six prominent case studies to demonstrate how transboundary disputes have influenced the development of international environmental law and policy. Embracing their rich detail and real-world messiness, this book looks to develop a better understanding of the true content and potential of international environmental law.

International Law

Author: Lori Fisler Damrosch
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 0314286438
Release Date: 2014-07-05
Genre: Law

This classic international law casebook has been updated to cover recent case law, including the International Court's Extradite or Prosecute (Belgium v. Senegal) case, and the Supreme Court's decisions in Samantar v. Yousef (on foreign sovereign immunity) and Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (on the Alien Tort Statute). With extraordinary range and depth, this casebook probes "hot topics" such as the Syrian civil war, the seizure of pirates, and the ICC's indictments of African leaders, all calculated to provoke engaging classroom discussions. This casebook is designed for introductory and advanced classes, with detailed readings on the structure and actors of international law and on specialized areas.

International Law

Author: Mark W. Janis
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 0314198873
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

Introduces the history and nature of international law, and examines the sources of international law-treaties, customary international law, general principles, jus cogens, and equity--and the different forums in which international law is interpreted and applied. Also covers important fields of international law: individual and human rights; recognition and self-determination; war and peace; the United Nations; Antarctica; outer space; the law of the sea; international environmental laws; international conflict of laws; foreign sovereign immunity; and act of state. All chapters have been thoroughly updated. This edition newly examines U.S. cases on the application of international law in the U.S. legal system, the legal regime governing climate change, the proliferation of international courts and tribunals, the responsibility of international organizations for the actions of their agents, and recent developments at the International Criminal Court.

Environmental Law in Context

Author: Robin Craig
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634593049
Release Date: 2016-05-23
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The Fourth Edition is updated to take account of new developments in the law, new regulations, and new cases. The most comprehensive updates are found in Chapter Four on the Clean Air Act and Chapter Five on the Clean Water Act. Chapter Four has been reorganized to provide professors and students with a new comprehensive section on climate change, including the EPA's many regulatory efforts to address greenhouse gas emissions from both mobile and stationary sources, critical U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and an overview of the Clean Power Plan, which is in litigation as the Fourth Edition goes to press. Chapter 5 includes a new approach to the "waters of the United States" element of Clean Water Act jurisdiction. This section now summarizes key U.S. Supreme Court interpretations from Riverside Bayview Homes, SWANCC, and Rapanos, then provides an overview of both the June 2015 "waters of the United States" rule and the litigation challenging that rule, emphasizing the key issues. Chapter Five now also includes an expanded discussion of stormwater and the two new U.S. Supreme Court cases on Clean Water Act jurisdiction over stormwater. As was true in the Third Edition, the Fourth Edition continues to increase the number of "The Rest of the Story" notes after cases. These notes trace the context and the aftermath of cases and their continuing implications. In addition, by Fall 2016, adopters of the Fourth Edition will have access to fully updated Power Point slides and a new Teachers Manual with links to videos and other teaching materials for use in class. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

Renewable Energy

Author: Troy Rule
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 168328142X
Release Date: 2018-03-14
Genre:

This book is the nation's first hardcover casebook devoted to renewable energy law and policy--a captivating and rapidly-expanding area of legal practice. It provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the diverse array of legal issues associated with renewable energy development, ranging from wind rights to solar access protection to geothermal resource rights. The book also features detailed coverage of various policy questions that continue to impact the renewable energy sector, including debates about the propriety of renewable energy subsidies and about how to address rooftop solar growth's impacts on electric utilities. In addition to its dozens of excerpted cases, statutes, and articles, the book contains a simplified wind energy lease and realistic samples of other materials that transactional lawyers are likely to encounter when representing renewable energy developers. With more than 200+ answerable questions and several extended Policy Problems and Practical Skills Exercises, the book is ideal for educational use. However, its unique and exhaustive contents also make it a valuable resource for anyone seeking to do legal or policy work in the nation's burgeoning renewable energy industry.

Cases and Materials on Environmental Law

Author: Daniel A. Farber
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134480149
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

The Eighth Edition provides up-to-date treatment of climate change issues. This classic casebook provides students with a thorough understanding of all major federal environmental regulatory schemes as well as insight into current policy controversies. Particular attention is given to the proper role of cost-benefit analysis, the appropriate judicial role in reviewing agency decisions, and the impact of constitutional decisions relating to federalism, standing, and takings. It also covers the latest Supreme Court cases on subjects from Superfund to water pollution, as well as the major regulatory changes in the first year of the Obama Administration.

International Business Transactions

Author: Ralph Folsom
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 1634592670
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Law

The 12th Edition of this popular problem-oriented coursebook introduces law students to the conduct of business in the world community. Problems on international contracting, financing, trade regulation, licensing and technology transfers, foreign investment, and international business dispute resolution are included. The book provides current in-depth examination of issues clients are likely to face, such as contracting for sales across borders, financing international transactions, defending against import competition, expanding exports and overseas markets, investing abroad and dealing with NAFTA, the WTO, and other trade agreements. The coursebook is designed to survey a wide range of laws involving trade, licensing and investment, and explore how issues and problems are addressed by lawyers as problem solvers. The below Power Point presentations contain visual representations of a variety of international business transactions covered in the master International Business Transactions coursebook and in IBT: Contracting Across Borders. Through the use of illustrations, charts, and movement, the presentations show how the parties are situated as well as how the transactions typically unfold. The Power Points cover a wide variety of subjects, including the basic IBT sales transaction, the "battle of the forms," commercial terms and bills of lading, documentary sales transactions, letters of credit, and international project financing.

United States Practice in International Law 2002 2004

Author: Sean D. Murphy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521750717
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Law

First published in 2006, this essential tool for researchers and practitioners captures the international law practice of a global player.