Sustainable Development as a Principle of International Law by Christina Voigt

By Christina Voigt

This quantity presents a framework for the doctrinal beginning of sustainable improvement as a precept of integration in overseas legislations. The paintings departs from the fragmented nature of the foreign criminal procedure, a procedure that lacks integrative ideas for growing coherent family members among, for instance, the foreign exchange regime of the WTO and multilateral environmental agreements. the categorical concentration is on a felony research of capability normative conflicts among weather measures as regulated via the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, particularly the pliability tools of overseas emissions buying and selling and the fresh improvement Mechanism, and the foundations of the WTO. awareness is then given to the appliance of sustainable improvement as a precept of integration on the subject of those conflicts. The ebook takes on numerous vital, well timed and significant projects with regards to the pressing international problem of weather swap and the ability of foreign legislations to accommodate complicated and multifaceted concerns. It addresses specifically: - The kinfolk among a variety of overseas criminal regimes, particularly among foreign alternate legislations and weather legislations, - The felony prestige of sustainable improvement as a precept of overseas legislations, and - The research of interpretative tools and of rules that could serve to handle conflicts among principles referring to assorted felony regimes. the following, integration as a part of felony reasoning turns into relatively appropriate.

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Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan established the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change in an address to the General Assembly on 23 September 2003. The Panel came up with 101 recommendations: ‘Executive Summary, Our Shared Responsibility’, Report of the Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, 2004. On April 17, 2007, the UN Security Council held the first-ever debate on the impact of climate change on peace and security. 79 In this Declaration, the ILA noted how sustainable development is now widely accepted as a global objective and that the concept has been aptly recognized in various international and national legal instruments.

See Cordonier-Segger and Khalfan, 2004, 19. UN Doc. 81. Chapter 1 – Origins and Development of Sustainable Development 17 already become an important global policy that could no longer be ignored. 28 The central focus of the document was on sustainable development as defined by the WCED Report. Principle 4 is important in this regard, it affirms that in order to achieve sustainable development, environmental protection must constitute an integral part of the development progress. This has to be read in the context of Principle 1, which states that Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development.

75 Quite the opposite in fact, the renewed commitment to sustainable development coupled with a broadened scope demands stronger inquiries into the legal substance of the concept, in particular the aspect of integration. Since integration is pivotal to sustainable development,76 more work needs to be done to legally elucidate and implement this component. 77 Among these threats, a changing climatic system has been identified as one of the most fundamental tests to the functioning of the international community.

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