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Unformatted text preview: Promoting human rights promotes the overall objective of international security INTERNATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Much of international environmental law is soft law as opposed to hard laws Form of declarations, principles Environmental law is in its infancy Been around since greeks dumping lead in the ancient days and during the industrial revolution with the smog Environmental problems that are incremental Global warming Climate change Overfishing Soil erosion deforestation Accidents happen that are sudden – these sudden incidents have a huge impact on the environment Chernobyl Exxon valdez oil spill Nagaskai Stockholm conference Principal 21 - States are responsible that activities with in their jursidiciton does not cause damage to other states Principal 22 – liability and compensation Argument of sovereignty cannot be used to escape liability...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course GOVT 446 taught by Professor 446professor during the Spring '11 term at George Mason.
- Spring '11