Non-Regression in International Environmental Law

This book analyses the emerging concept of ‘non-regression’ as a novel legal principle of international environmental law. In order to do so, it traces the development of related concepts in the framework of international human rights law and advocates their application to international environmental law using a novel approach of comparative law method.
Author(s):
Markus Vordermayer-Riemer
book | forthcoming | 1st edition
December 2020 | xx + 667 pp.

Hardback
€139.-


ISBN 9781780689852



Publication date: December 5, 2020

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The book analyses the emerging concept of ‘non-regression’ as a novel legal principle of international environmental law. In order to do so, it traces the development of non-regression in the framework of international human rights law and provides an examination of the respective jurisprudence under universal and regional human rights instruments. These are then compared to closely-related normative concepts in the framework of international environmental law, including the non-regression concepts of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and biodiversity-related agreements such as the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the Bonn Convention on Migratory Species. The book advocates a novel usage of comparative law methods in order to allow for fruitful interactions between human rights and international environmental law.

Non-regression in International Environmental Law is an important contribution to the development of international environmental law that offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between human rights and international environmental law.
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DR MARKUS VORDERMAYER-RIEMER is a law clerk at the Higher Regional Court of Munich, Germany. He was previously a research assistant at the Institute of International Law of Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich and was educated in both civil law and common law jurisdictions.

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