Principles of International Environmental Law

Principles of International Environmental Law

This leading textbook has been revised to include new developments since 1994, including all the international case-law (ICJ, ITLOS, WTO, human rights, etc.) and new international legislation (genetically modified organisms, the Kyoto Protocol, oil pollution, chemicals, etc.). It is the most comprehensive account of the principles and rules relating to the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources. First Edition published by Manchester University Press: (2002) 0-719-04519-3


"This is the most important book on international environmental law ever published. It will change forever the way we think about the subject. I suspect it will have a major impact on the way we teach the subject. And it should change the way people write about the subject." Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy

'A pioneering work which will serve as a milestone in the development of international environmental law. It will be useful to the legal academic, practitioner or even natural scientist or environmentalist requiring a first reference to a particular aspect of this vast field … It is predicted that this book will be the leader in the international environmental law field well into the new millennium.' Prof. Jan Glazewski, South African Law Journal

'Idealists will appreciate the strong sense of commitment to the underlying purposes of international environmental protection measures which permeates the treatment of the issues. Realists will welcome the clear appreciation of the difficulties in achievement of those purposes. Lawyers will come to rely on the wealth of material made readily available from the author's depth of learning.' Robert McCracken, Journal of Planning and Environment Law

'This book is more than just a comprehensive reference work. It is a wide-ranging, comprehensive publication that challenges the individual to demand international cooperation and requires the legal practitioner to look beyond his own national boundaries.' Michael Elston, TOXCAT

'… this edition contains so much new, updated material that it is fair to say it is almost a new publication … an admirably lucid manner … the book is highly recommended for everybody who has an interest in international environmental law. It is an accessible publication, very well structured, informative and well written; and every chapter also contains a very useful bibliography.' Environmental Liability

'… Professor Sands not only relies on a full command of the subject of international environmental law, but also confirms his capability to convey to the reader both information and ideas.' Journal of Environmental Law

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