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Environmental Principles

From Political Slogans to Legal Rules

Nicolas de Sadeleer

Environmental Principles

Environmental Principles

From Political Slogans to Legal Rules

Environmental Principles

 

With more states paying heed to environmental principles as catalysts for improving their environmental law, this book traces the evolution of environmental principles from their origins to their embodiment in enforceable laws.


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Beschrijving Environmental Principles

This book traces the evolution of environmental principles from their origins as vague political slogans reflecting fears about environmental hazards to their embodiment in enforceable laws. Environmental law has always responded to risks posed by industrial society but the new generation of risks have required a new set of environmental principles, emerging from a combination of public fears, science, ethics, and established legal practice. This book shows how three
of the most important principles of modern environmental law grew out of this new age of ecological risk: the polluter pays principle, the preventive principle, and the precautionary principle. Since the first edition was published, the principles of polluter-pays, prevention, and precaution have
been encapsulated in a swathe of legislation at domestic and international level. Courts have been invoking environmental law principles in a broad range of cases, on issues including GMOs, conservation, investment, waste, and climate change. As a result, more States are paying heed to these principles as catalysts for improving their environmental laws and regulations.
This edition will integrate to a greater extent the relationship between environmental principles and human rights. The book analyses new developments including the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, which has continuously carved out environmental duties from a number of rights enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights, and the implementation of the UNECE Convention on Access to Information.


ISBN
9780198844358
Pagina's
592
Verschenen
NUR
828
Druk
2
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
Oxford University Press