Principles of International Environmental Law

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Compliance: implementation, enforcement,
dispute settlement

R. Bilder, ‘The Settlement of Disputes in the Field of the International Law of the Environment’, 144 RdC 139 (1975); E. Somers, ‘The Role of the Courts in the Enforcement of Environmental Rules’, 5 International Journal of Estuarine and Coastal Law 193 (1990); M. Koskenniemi, ‘Peaceful Settlement of Environmental Disputes’, 60 Nordic Journal of International Law 73 (1991); K. Sachariew, ‘Promoting Compliance with International Environmental Standards: Reflections on Monitoring and Reporting Mechanisms’, 2 Yearbook of International Environmental Law 31 (1991); P. Sands, ‘Enforcing Environmental Security: the Challenges of Compliance with International Obligations’, 15 Journal of International Affairs 46 (1993); A. and A. H. Chayes, The New Sovereignty: Compliance with International Regulatory Regimes (1995); J. Cameron, J. Werksman and P. Roderick (eds.), Improving Compliance with International Environmental Law (1995); W. Lang, ‘Compliance Control in International Environmental Law’, 56 ZaÖRV 685 (1996); A. Kiss, ‘Compliance with International and European Environmental Obligations’, Hague Yearbook of International Environmental Law 45 (1996); E. Brown Weiss and H. Jacobson (eds.), Engaging Countries: Strengthening Compliance with International Accords (1998); R. Wolfrum, ‘Means of Ensuring Compliance with and Enforcement of International Environmental Law’, 272 Recueil des Cours 9 (1998); J. Collier and V. Lowe, The Settlement of Disputes in International Law (1999); C. Romano, The Peaceful Settlement of International Environmental Disputes: A Pragmatic Approach (2000); M. Ehrmann, ErfÜllungskontrolle im UmweltvÖlkerrecht(2000)


Introduction

Ensuring compliance by members of the international community with their international environmental obligations continues to be a matter of increasing concern. This is evident not only from the attention which the issue received during UNCED, as well as in the negotiation and implementation of recent environmental agreements, but also in the growing number of environmental disputes which have been brought to international judicial bodies. The relevance of environmental concerns to international peace and security was affirmed by the UN Security Council in January 1992 when its members declared

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