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International Environmental Law Research Guide

This is an in-depth guide to researching international environmental law.

Getting Started

There are many international environmental treatises and this section only highlights some publications that can provide a good introduction. To search for other books or more specific subject, try keyword searching such as < montreal protocol > or < pre-cautionary principles > in the library catalog.

  • Documents in International Environmental Law, INTL K3583.D63 2004 
    This is a representative selection of essential international environmental treaties and documents.
  • European Environmental Law INTL KJE6242.J36 2008
    Begins with the development of EU environmental law and the legal basis. Includes brief summaries of dozens of EU legislation.
  • Guide to International Environmental Law K3585.4.K5695 2007
    A brief overview of international law with a focus on how international environmental law was formed as well as an analysis of newer topics such as environmental protection as a human right.
  • International Courts and Environmental Protection K3585 .S74 2009
    Useful overview of various courts with jurisdiction over international environmental law, including discussion of cases and the ongoing challenges facing the courts.
  • International Environmental law in a Nutshell INTL Reserve K3585.6.G87 2007
    A good introductory source that covers all the major areas.
  • International Law & the Environment INTL K3585.4 B57 2009
    Examines treaty regimes, arbitration, and international case law along with chapters specifically on climate change, nuclear energy, ecosystems, conservation, trade, and much more.
  • Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law INTLREF K3585.O94 2007
    This non-circulating publication provides 40 chapters grouped by general issues, analytical tools, basic issues, normative development, key concepts, institutions, and implementation & enforcement.