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Law in a Nutshell: International Environmental Law

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Edition: 4th ed., 2012
Author(s): Guruswamy, Hendricks


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This Law In A Nutshell: International Environmental Law introduces the relevant concepts of international environmental law, contemplates the socio-scientific evidence confronting lawmakers, and addresses the resulting corpus of substantive law. The expert authors cover international environmental problems such as population, biodiversity, global climate change, ozone depletion, Antarctica, toxic and hazardous substances, land and vessel-based pollution, transboundary water pollution, desertification, and nuclear damage.

This current edition offers a synoptic yet accurate account of the rapidly changing landscape of international environmental law. These developments include: The changing cartography of international governance created by the expanding role of environmental non-governmental organizations and multinational corporations in environmental protection; On-going developments in treaty regimes addressing greenhouse gases, biodiversity, toxic wastes, transnational rivers, the oceans, and international trade; The emerging new profile of sustainable development in light of the 2002 World Conference on Sustainable Development (WCSD); The doctrinal restatements of state responsibility and international liability by the International Law Commission; The growth of civil liability regimes in national jurisdictions offering remedies for international wrongs; The evolving responses to the continuing challenge of implementing international environmental law.

Topics covered also include:
Sources and Forms of International Environmental Law;
Global Climate Change;
Ozone Depletion;
Toxic and Hazardous Substances;
Land Based Pollution;
Vessel Based Pollution;
Conservation of Marine Living Resources;
Transboundary Air Pollution;
Transboundary Water Pollution;

Don't let their small size fool you: West's Law in a Nutshell series represents the depth and breadth of the law in over a hundred different areas. Nutshells have a loyal following who swear by their succinct and easy to understand treatment of the law, and this particular title is a great illustration that learning the law doesn't have to be dry and confusing.


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Format Paperback
Author Guruswamy, Hendricks
ISBN 9780314268174
Edition 4th ed., 2012
Publisher West