International law in the era of climate change
- Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, c2012.
- Physical description
- xxiv, 378 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
K3584.8 .I587 2012
- Unknown K3584.8 .I587 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Mapping the impact of climate change on international law / Rosemary Rayfuse and Shirley V. Scott
- Climate change and international human rights law / Stephen Humphreys
- Climate change and international refugee law / Alice Edwards
- Climate change and international trade and investment law / Markus Gehring, Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Jarrod Hepburn
- Climate change and international environmental law / Catherine Redgwell
- Climate change and the law of the sea / Rosemary Rayfuse
- Climate change and space law / Francis Lyall
- Climate change and international humanitarian law / Karen Hulme
- Climate change and the law on the use of force / Christine Gray
- Climate change and statehood / Emily Crawford and Rosemary Rayfuse
- Participation in climate change governance and its implications for international law / Ellen Hey and Andria Naudé Fourie
- Climate change and compliance and enforcement processes / Jutta Brunnée
- Climate change and state responsibility / René Lefeber
- Climate change and dispute resolution processes / Hari M. Osofsky.
- Publisher's Summary
- Climate change will fundamentally affect every area of human endeavour, including the development of international law. This book maps the current and potential impacts of climate change on the norms, principles, rules and processes of international law. This timely study brings together a group of leading scholars in their respective fields of international law to examine the impacts of climate change, and our responses to it, on the whole spectrum of international legal regimes, including those dealing with everything from climate displacement, human rights, and international trade and investment, to the oceans, the environment, armed conflicts and the use of force, and outer-space. The volume also examines the impacts of climate change on the underlying principles and processes of international law including those relating to the making and enforcement of international law and to third party dispute resolution. The book shows that there is much more to dealing with climate change than negotiating one global climate change-specific regime. Other areas of international law can, and must, be included in the solution. In this way international law can maximise its coherence and its efficacy. This well-documented study will appeal to international lawyers, academics, policy makers, government employees, negotiators, practitioners, international legal theorists and anyone interested in climate change and how to maximise our international legal and policy responses to it.
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- Publication date
- edited by Rosemary Rayfuse, Shirley V. Scott.
- "The papers on which the chapters of this book are based were presented at a workshop held at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge on 1 and 2 September 2010"--Preface.