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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Energy Law

Stuart Bruce

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 October 2019

Subject(s):
International environmental law — Natural resources — ECT (Energy Charter Treaty)

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 International energy law seeks to locate, synthesize and apply public international law within the context of energy. Traditionally, the regulation of energy sources and energy activities was within the exclusive domestic competence of States. The development of international energy law has been hastened by the increasing globalization and harmonization of energy and resources laws, policies, practices, and markets. Along with energy security concerns, growing evidence of negative environmental and human consequences of some State and private energy activities...
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