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The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (2nd Edition)

Edited by Lavanya Rajamani, Jacqueline Peel

Previous Edition (1 ed.)


The second edition of this leading reference work provides a comprehensive discussion of the dynamic and important field of international law concerned with environmental protection. The handbook discusses the key principles underpinning international environmental law, its relevant actors and tools, and rules applying in its substantive sub-fields such as climate law, oceans law, wildlife and biodiversity law, and hazardous substances regulation. It also explores the intersection of international environmental law with other areas of international law, such as those concerned with trade, investment, disaster, migration, armed conflict, intellectual property, energy, and human rights. The handbook sets its discussion of international environmental law in the broader interdisciplinary context of developments in science, ethics, politics, and economics, which inform the way in which environmental rules are made, implemented, and enforced. It provides an introduction to the foundations of international environmental law while also engaging with questions at the frontiers of research, teaching, and practice in the field, including the role of global South perspectives, the contribution made by Earth jurisprudence, and the growing role of a diverse range of actors from Indigenous peoples to business and industry. It is an essential reference text for all engaged with environmental issues at the international level and the applicable governance and regulatory structures.

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Lavanya Rajamani, editor

Jacqueline Peel, editor

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