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Part IV The Content of International Responsibility, Ch.53 Responsibility and International Environmental Law

Céline Nègre

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 May 2024

Responsibility of states — Wrongful acts — Responsibility of individuals — Precautionary principle — Marine environment, protection — War crimes
In the case of violations of international law relating to the protection of the environment, international responsibility is complicated by specific elements applicable in that field.1 These difficulties relate first and essentially to the special characteristics of ecological damage. In practice, the idea of international responsibility in the field of the environment arose, and is today still largely conceived, on the basis of the existence of damage. Beyond its abstract existence, the implementation of international responsibility also raises special...
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