The Role of the Judiciary in Environmental Governance: Comparative Perspectives

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Louis J. Kotzé, Louis J Kotzé, Alexander R. Paterson
Kluwer Law International B.V., 2009 M01 1 - 637 pages
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This important book investigates the environmental legal frameworks, court structures and relevant jurisprudence of nineteen countries, representing legal systems and legal cultures from a diverse array of countries situated across the globe. In doing so, it distils comparative trends, new developments, and best practices in adjudication endeavours, highlighting the benefits and shortcomings of the judicial approach to environmental governance.
 

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Contents

Preface
23
Foreword
41
Chapter 1
55
Some Empirical Data
68
Critical Survey
76
Table of Cases
82
Environmental Issues and Performance
88
Environmental Jurisdiction
99
Critical Survey
342
The Way Forward
344
Principal Environmental Laws
357
Critical Survey and Future Perspectives
374
Institutions and Governance Structures
385
Critical Survey
402
Table of International Instruments
408
An Overview of the Peoples Court System
421

The Way Forward
114
Table of Cases
120
Overview over the Judiciary
126
Some Illustrative Judicial Decisions
136
Bibliography
146
Overview of the Court System
157
Critical Survey
170
Table of Legislation
176
Main Environmental Issues and Laws
183
Analysis of Significant Environmental Judgments
196
The Way Forward
203
Chapter 6
209
Analysis of Significant Environmental Judgments
218
Next Steps Key Challenges and Key Opportunities
237
Table of Legislation
245
Chapter 7
249
Critical Evaluation
262
The Judicial System in Argentina
276
Table of Legislation
291
Environmental Issues
296
Overview of the Court System
306
Significant Court Judgments of Environmental Relevance
312
Table of Regional and International Instruments
318
The Court System
329
Critical Survey
439
Table of Legislation
446
Chapter 14
451
Judicial and NonJudicial Forms of Environmental Dispute
462
Conclusion and Way Forward
474
Chapter 15
479
Analysis of Significant Environmental Judgments
487
Challenges Facing the Judiciary in Environmental Governance
497
Table of Legislation
503
Principal Environmental Laws
511
Conclusion and Way Forward
522
Principal Environmental Laws and Institutions
529
Analysis of Significant Environmental Judgments
537
Critical Survey and Way Forward
549
Table of International Instruments
556
Environmental Issues
558
Governance Structures and Institutions
567
Conclusion
594
Abbreviations
601
The Legal and Institutional Milieu for Environmental Governance
608
An Overview of the Judicial System
615
Table of Legislation
628
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