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The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law edited by Bodansky, Daniel; Brunnée, Jutta; Hey, Ellen (7th August 2008)

Part I General Issues, Ch.7 Relationship Between International Environmental Law and Other Branches of International Law

Alan Boyle

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law

Edited By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Ellen Hey

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 November 2019

Subject(s):
Sustainable development — Endangered species — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Object & purpose (treaty interpretation and)
International law empowers, constrains, and compels governments in various ways and at various levels. For example, a country that enters into free trade agreements gains economic advantages it would not otherwise enjoy but, at the same time, its freedom to pursue other policies will be affected. It may no longer be permitted to protect domestic industries, thus increasing unemployment in some sectors of the economy, and making it more difficult to promote the economic and social welfare of some of its citizens. Other parts of its economy may develop more rapidly,...
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