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"Defending the Environment" provides the means for nongovernmental organizations, community groups, and individuals to bring environmental and public health problems to the attention of international courts, tribunals, and commissions, or to their domestic counterparts. It suggests specific strategies and provides detailed information for taking action. This revised and updated edition also contains new case studies of the application of those strategies that has occurred in recent years. Each chapter provides a description of the institutional mechanisms that can potentially receive, review, and remedy the alleged violation, along with a set of guidelines that explain how the reader can employ a particular strategy, and an example that indicates the effectiveness of a given strategy. In addition, the book offers an appendix that lists individuals and organizations who can assist with the various strategies described. "Defending the Environment" represents the first concise, comprehensive guide to international environmental law and institutions that offers readers hands-on strategies for addressing environmental and public health problems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597260664
ISBN-10: 1597260665
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Linda Malone

Linda Malone is the Marshall-Wythe Foundation Professor of Law and director of the Human Rights and National Security Law Program at the College of William and Mary School of Law. Scott Pasternack is senior counsel in the environmental law division in the New York City law department.