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conflicts over depleted or scarce resources or consequent to incidents of transfrontier pollution. Religious texts may motivate believers in favor of environmental pro- tection. In Judeo-Christian religious traditions, the “dominion” given humans over other living beings in the first of the Creation

In: Guide to International Environmental Law

is not the owner, but the partner, or at the most a trustee for the others. Since the land is held in trust for the unborn as well as for the living, and since it represents his part- nership in the common life of generations, he will not lightly take it upon himself to dispose of it. International

In: International Environmental Law

having a moral obligation of stewardship or trusteeship towards nature that implies restraint in the use of and respect for all life. Certain ethicists and activists go further and contend that living creatures should not be exploited except where unavoidable to fulfill basic human needs. The diversity

In: Guide to International Environmental Law

claims and accept the wastes without always being concerned with the dangers they pose. A second reason that could motivate a producer to export waste is lower disposal costs, even if the operation conforms to the law. The "importing" country could offer inexpensive possibilities of storage, for example

In: International Environmental Law

. It declared that the environment is not an abstraction but represents the living space, the quality of life and the very health of human beings. As a consequence, the Court found that states have the obligation to respect and protect the natural environment. In this regard, the Court recognized the

In: Guide to International Environmental Law

. Fish stocks, at least those that are commercially exploited and are located for part or all of their life cycle outside a national juris- diction, are over exploited everywhere, largely due to overfi shing, some author- ized and some not, despite the signifi cant expenditures incurred to address this

In: Recasting Transboundary Fisheries Management Arrangements in Light of Sustainability Principles
Author: S.A. Atapattu

the use of nuclear weapons could constitute a catastrophe for the environment. The Court also recognizes that the environment is not an abstraction but represents the living space, the quality of life and the very health of human beings, including generations unborn. The existence of the general

In: Emerging Principles of International Environmental Law

, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS (2002) . Sources ofInternational Environmental Law 75 animal life, the oceans, the air, the soil, and the countryside. Even treaties concluded among a small number of states generally lack reciprocity. For example, states upstream on a river are not in the same situation as those

In: International Environmental Law

, as well as damage to the marine environment caused by drilling operations on the continental shelf. 19 A third convention was entirely dedicated to fishing and the conservation of marine living resources.s? For the other commons area, the 1967 Treaty on Principles Governing the Exploration and Use of

In: International Environmental Law

shing vessels deliver much-needed fi nancial contributions to governments, while domestically based fi shing fl eets and sup- port industries pump hard currency into national economies. Fisheries resources have also, to a degree, motivated some distant water fi shing nations (DWFNs) to build and

In: Recasting Transboundary Fisheries Management Arrangements in Light of Sustainability Principles