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The Antarctic Environment and International Law : International Environmental Law and Policy Series - Philippe Sands

The Antarctic Environment and International Law

International Environmental Law and Policy Series

By: Philippe Sands (Editor)

Hardcover Published: June 1992
ISBN: 9781853336300
Number Of Pages: 288

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The Antarctic is symbolic of the wider challenge facing the progressive development of the international legal order. How can the law ensure a balance between economic growth (And The attendant exploitation of natural resources) and environmental protection (requiring the wise and sustainable use of limited natural resources)? the contribution of science, Of new institutional structures and of the non-governmental sector towards effective law-making, administrative and enforcement processes present a major challenge. This volume, inspired by a major symposium held in Brussels in October 1990, crystallizes the response of leading representatives of the legal, governmental, scientific and political communities, and represents a significant new contribution to legal thought and practice, at a time when the international community has recognized the inadequacies of the international rules relating To The protection of natural resources And The environment.

List of Contributors
Welcomep. 1
Introduction: The Antarctic: A Challenge to Global Environmental Policyp. 5
General Introductionp. 11
The Antarctic Treaty System in Crisisp. 21
The Exploitation of Antarctic Mineral Resources: Risks and Stakesp. 27
The Antarctic Fauna: The Threats and their Controlp. 33
The Functioning of the Antarctic Marine Ecosystem: A Fragile Equilibriump. 39
The Antarctic Treaty Regime: A Model for International Environmental Law?p. 53
How Much Environmental Protection in the 1988 Wellington Convention?p. 63
The 1988 Wellington Convention: How Much Environmental Protection?p. 69
A Belgian Political Viewpointp. 85
The Antarctic: Common Heritage of Mankind?p. 89
Antarctica: Common Heritage of Mankind?p. 93
New Proposal: The Natural Parkp. 97
The Antarctic Park: The Issue of Environmental Protectionp. 103
Environmental Protection: An Antarctic Comparisonp. 109
The Maritime Area of the Antarctic and the New Law of the Seap. 121
The European Community and Antarctica: Competences of an Extra-Territorial Naturep. 139
Greenpeacep. 155
A French Political Viewpointp. 157
A Proposalp. 165
Closing Addressp. 171
Epiloguep. 175
Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treatyp. 189
Annex Ip. 202
Annex IIp. 205
Annex IIIp. 209
Annex IVp. 214
Final Actp. 218
Annex Vp. 220
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9781853336300
ISBN-10: 1853336300
Series: International Environmental Law and Policy Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: June 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52