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The emergence of global environmental law

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Tang, T and Percival, R (2009). 'The emergence of global environmental law'. Ecology Law Quarterly (36)

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Academic journal articles
Abstract: 'With the global growth of public concern about environmental issues over the last several decades, environmental legal norms have become increasingly internationalised. This development has been reflected both in the surge of international environmental agreements as well as the growth and increased sophistication of national environmental legal systems around the world. The result is the emergence of a set of legal principles and norms regarding the environment, such that one can arguably describe it as a body of law. After exploring the diverse forces that are contributing to the emergence of what the authors call "global environmental law", this article considers the implications of this emergence for the implementation, practice, and development of environmental law worldwide.'

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