UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy

UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy is a magazine specializing in Law topics.

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, Summer

Emergence of an International Environmental Criminal Law?
ABSTRACT Environmental misconduct increasingly extends beyond national borders. However, because of the traditional international law of territoriality, few conventional laws and domestic laws criminalize international environmental misconduct effectively....
Environmentalism and the Disaster Strategy
I. INTRODUCTION Thinking about the third generation of international environmental law means trying to forecast the future. Many assume that this is an impossible task and that the rule "no prophecy, especially for the future" is to be strictly...
Heads in the Sand as the Tide Rises: Environmental Ethics and the Law on Climate Change
I. INTRODUCTION In 1992 the Preamble to Agenda 21 gave a clear definition of the magnitude of the environmental crisis together with a prescription for remedies. Article 1.1 states: Humanity stands at a defining moment in its history. We...
The Experience of the Montreal Protocol: Particularly Remarkable, and Remarkably Particular
I. INTRODUCTION By most accounts, the treaty process for addressing ozone depletion is an unqualified success. It has achieved near universal participation, with 170 states party to the Montreal Protocol, and a substantial fraction of those party...
The Poverty of Africa's Position at the Climate Change Convention Negotiations
I. INTRODUCTION(1) This article discusses Africa's position (or, more accurately in the author's opinion, lack of position) in the Climate Change Convention negotiations. The article argues that, perhaps more than any other global agreement in...
The Role of Process and Participation in the Development of Effective International Environmental Agreements: A Study of the Global Treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
I. INTRODUCTION The number of treaties in the environmental field has grown markedly in the past thirty years,(1) as people and societies have become increasingly aware of, and concerned about, the health of the global environment. Studies of...
The Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste in the Mediterranean Regional Context
I. TWO CASES INVOLVING ITALY BEFORE THE ADOPTION OF THE BASEL CONVENTION Despite some loopholes and ambiguities, the Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel, 22 March 1989)(1) should...
Why Is There No International Forestry Law?: An Examination of International Forestry Regulation, Both Public and Private
ABSTRACT This paper addresses the question posed in its title. The absence of a "third generation international environmental law" in the form of an interstate convention dealing with tropical and temperate deforestation, and mandating sustainable...