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Part II Analytical Tools and Perspectives, Ch.13 Ethics and International Environmental Law

Chistopher D. Stone

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (1st Edition)

Edited By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Ellen Hey

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 March 2023

Sustainable development — Endangered species
‘Ethics’ comprehends the discourse of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, ‘just’ and ‘unjust’, ‘duties’ and ‘rights’, the morally preferable and the morally prohibited. In establishing international norms, such as those in international environmental law, one might turn to ethics for three reasons. First, as an individual (or government) engaged in the process of moral reasoning, one might be seeking guidance in identifying the morally ideal choice among the available policy alternatives: which option ought to be brought about?1 Second, one might employ ethics to persuade others...
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