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International Environmental Law Collection

As the impact of climate change is felt with increasing severity around the world, the question of whether the framework of international law can address the challenges of environmental protection and the need for global cooperation is more important than ever.

In light of this, we have made available a selection of 14 articles from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law that examine the international organizations, historical context, and existing procedures and compliance mechanisms involved in international environmental law. The collection covers subjects from climate change litigation to the Aarhus Convention.

Each article is commissioned by Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri and a team of experts at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and rigorously peer reviewed, providing cutting edge research on areas of international law that are often under-explored.

All content is free to read until 31 May 2020.


Aarhus Convention Compliance Procedure
Ellen Hey

Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea: Compliance Procedure
Evangelos Raftopoulos

Chamber for Environmental Matters: International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Basile Chartier

Climate Change Compliance Procedures
Anne-Sophie Tabau

Climate Change Litigation
Sandrine Maljean-Dubois

Dispute Settlement under the Antarctic Treaty System
Donald R. Rothwell

Fisheries Disputes
Robin R. Churchill

Implementation Agreement on Straddling and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks: Compliance Procedure
Bernard H. Oxman

International Environmental Court
Alessandra Lehmen

International Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague
Catherine Le Bris

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS): Provisional Measures
Rüdiger Wolfrum

International Whaling Commission: Compliance Mechanism
Malgosia Fitzmaurice-Lachs

Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Natural Resources and/or the Environment: Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Tamar Meshel

Seabed Disputes
María Teresa Infante Caffi

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Oxford Journals

Explore our Best of Law collection and read a selection of the most read articles on Environmental Law from the Oxford University Press' Law journals portfolio published throughout 2019.

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