In recognising the significant role international law can play in supporting the objectives of justice and sustainable development,
Global Justice and Sustainable Development provides a wide-ranging analysis of some of the most fundamental challenges facing global society. In particular, the volume seeks to consider the synergies between sustainable development and global justice – two notions that are simultaneously hugely important and, in equal measure, enormously contentious within both international law and international relations.
Organized in a three-part structure,
Global Justice and Sustainable Development revisits some of the basic assumptions on which the general principles are built, considers the implications for differing aspects of international law, and focuses on national and regional approaches.
Duncan French is Professor of International Law at the University of Sheffield. He is also co-rapporteur of the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on International Law on Sustainable Development.
Table of contents
Introduction 1. Sustainable Development and the Instinctive Imperative of Justice in the Global Order,
Part I: Refining General Principles 2. Sustainability Discourses in International Courts: What Place for Global Justice?
Tim Stephens 3. Sustainable Development and Fragmentation in International Society,
Jaye Ellis 4. Sustainable Development, Integration and the Conflation of Values: The Fuel Retailers Case,
Dire Tladi 5. Sustainable Development, Major Groups and Stakeholder Dialogue – Lessons from the UN,
Karen Morrow 6. The Normative Influence of Islamic Shari’ah on Current UN Discourse on Justice and Sustainable Development,
Katja Samuel 7. Demystifying the Ideal – Water and Sustainability in Ancient Greek Laws,
Part II: Pursuing Global Justice and Sustainable Development in International Law 8. Procedural International Environmental Justice? The Evolution of Procedural Means for Environmental Protection: From Inter-State Obligations to Individual-State Rights,
David M. Ong 9. Climate Change and Shifting Paradigms,
Joyeeta Gupta 10. The Impact of International Foreign Investment Rules on Domestic Law,
Ximena Fuentes 11. Water Services Privatisation and Recognition of the Human Right to Water in International Investment Law – Finding Fertile Ground in Unlikely Places,
Owen McIntyre 12. Ecosystem Services, Agricultural Subsidies and World Trade: in search of Global Justice and Sustainable Development,
Elena Merino Blanco 13. The Concept of Equality in International Trade and Investment Law: A Catalyst for Sustainable Development<
Freya Baetens 14. The Curious Phenomenon of “Environmental Migration/Displacement” and the Role of International Law in Cross-Border Protection,
Michèle Morel and Frank Maes
Part III: National and Regional Approaches 15. Global Poverty and Sustainable Development - Challenges addressed by the EU’s Renewed Sustainable Development Strategy,
Silke Steiner 16. Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development: Guidelines for Environmental Law-Making,
Dominique Hervé 17. Some Australian examples of the integration of environmental, economic and social considerations into decision making – the jurisprudence of facts and context,
Jennifer McKay 18. After Copenhagen: Bringing Personal Carbon Trading Home,
Peter Doran 19. Justice and Sustainable Development: Compatibility or Conflict? A Scottish Case Study,
Ole Pedersen, Aylwin Pillai and Anne-Michelle Slater 20. Sustainable Development Indicators and a Putative Argument for Law: A Case Study of the UK,
A Concluding Comment 21. Reassessing and Redefining the Principle of Economic Sovereignty of States,
Surya P. Subedi Index
Students, academics and policy-makers concerned with the international legal implications of sustainable development, economic and environmental law and national approaches to these issues.