Chapter 12 On Sustainable Development: a Conversation with Judge Weeramantry

In: The Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Judgment and Its Contribution to the Development of International Law

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Abstract

Makane Moïse Mbengue engages a ‘conversation’ with Judge Weeramantry (who has been rather critical on the caution that the Court exercised with respect to the legal status of sustainable development), showing that despite the judicial restraint that has characterized the treatment of the issue, the Judgment of the Court paved the way for a more progressive judicial construction of sustainable development.