Fourth edition of International Law and the Environment publication co-authored by Professor Alan Boyle released
Sun 11 July 2021
The fourth edition of 'Birnie, Boyle, and Redgwell's International Law and the Environment' has been published by Oxford University Press.
The publication is co-authored by Alan Boyle, Emeritus Professor of Public International Law at Edinburgh Law School, and Catherine Redgwell, Chichele Professor of Public International Law at Oxford Law Faculty.
Birnie, Boyle, and Redgwell's International Law and the Environment is a comprehensive coverage provides a thorough grounding in the underlying principles of international and environmental law plus extensive analysis of case law and treaties. It gives a perceptive criticism and commentary are presented in an accessible way to deliver a detailed understanding, and clear introductions and conclusions to chapters ensure students are guided through the subject and focus on the key issues. The book includes detailed endnotes and a thorough bibliography, the book offers a wealth of references to wider academic sources for advanced study and research.
The development of modern international environmental law has been one of the most remarkable exercises in international law-making. Although far more law and policy exists in this area than a quarter of a century ago, the global environment is in a much worse state: challenges remain in relation to the poor health of the oceans, climate change, the growing loss of biodiversity and ecosystems, and the other effects of human mismanagement of our global ecosystem, including global pandemics. As conservation of the environment plays an increasingly important role within society, Birnie, Boyle, and Redgwell's International Law and the Environment continues to be an essential read for students and practitioners alike.
Written by experts in the field Birnie, Boyle, and Redgwell's International Law and the Environment places legislation on the protection of the environment firmly at the core of the text, while remaining rooted in the substantive law. The authors employ sharp and thorough analysis of the law, allowing them to share their extensive knowledge and experience with the reader. They provide a unique perspective on the implications of international regulation, promoting a wider understanding of the pertinent issues impacting upon the law.