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(p. 352) 15. Legal Aspects of the Protection of the Environment 

(p. 352) 15. Legal Aspects of the Protection of the Environment
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(p. 352) 15. Legal Aspects of the Protection of the Environment
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James Crawford

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10.1093/he/9780199699698.003.0015
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date: 12 November 2019

This chapter begins with a discussion of the role of international law in addressing environmental problems. It then reviews the following legal principles: the preventive principle, the precautionary principle, the concept of sustainable development, the polluter-pays principle, the sic utere tuo principle, and the obligation of environmental impact assessment. Next, the chapter details the development of multilateral standard-setting conventions that cover traffic in endangered species, protection of the ozone layer, transboundary movement of hazardous wastes, climate change, and protection of the marine environment.

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