1st Edition

Environmental Health in International and EU Law Current Challenges and Legal Responses

Edited By Stefania Negri Copyright 2020
    400 Pages
    by Routledge

    398 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book presents a broad overview of the many intersections between health and the environment that lie at the basis of the most crucial environmental health issues, focusing on the responses provided by international and EU law. Consistent with the One Health approach and moving from the relevant international and EU legal frameworks, the book addresses some of the most important issues of environmental health including the traditional, such as pollution of air, water and soil and related food safety issues, as well as new and emerging challenges, like those linked to climate change, antimicrobial resistance and electromagnetic fields. Applying an intersectoral and interdisciplinary approach, it also investigates other branches of international and EU law including human rights law, investment law, trade law, energy law and disaster law. The work also discusses ethics and intergenerational equity. Ultimately, the book assesses the degree of effectiveness of the international and EU normative framework, and the extent to which the relevant legal instruments contribute to the protection of public health from major environmental hazards.

    The book will be a valuable resource for students, academics and policy makers working in the areas of Environmental Health law, Global Health law, International law and EU law.

    Part I: Environmental Health at the Intersection of Ethical, Human and Economic Values;

    1. [Human] Values and Ethics in Environmental Health Discourse and Decision-Making: The Complex Stakeholder Controversy and the Possibility of "Win-Win" Outcomes;
    Anja Matwijkiw and Bronik Matwijkiw;

    2. A Human Rights Approach to Environmental Health;

    Stefania Negri;


    3. The Environmental Health Spillovers of Foreign Direct Investment in International Investment Arbitration;
    Valentina Vadi;

    4. The Dispute on Brazilian Measures Affecting Imports of Retreaded Tyres at the WTO: An Exemplary Intersection of Trade, Health and Environment;
    Xavier Fernández-Pons;

    Part II: Environmental Health at the Intersection of Energy, Climate Change, and Atmospheric Pollution;

    5. Protecting Human Health in a Green Energy Context: Regulatory Scenarios between International and EU Law;
    Francesco Buonomenna;

    6. Between the Potential to Reduce Global Warming and to Cause Irreversible Damage to Human Health and the Environment: The Role of International Law in Marine Geoengineering;
    Mar Campins Eritja;

    7. The Revised EU Air Quality Policy and Public Health;
    Samvel Varvastian;

    8. Intergenerational Equity in Times of Climate Change Legal Action. Moving towards a Greater Protection of Human Health?;
    Angeliki Papantoniou;

    9. Damages from Electromagnetic Fields between the Right to Health and Environmental Protection. Reflections on the Italian Experience;
    Vitulia Ivone;

    10. ILVA: A Case of Shared Responsibilities for the Protection of the Environment and Public Health;
    Grazia Scocca;

    Part III: Environmental Health at the Intersection of Pollution of Water and Soil and Food Safety;

    11. Public Health Risks Posed by Waste Pollution and Chemical Exposure and Legal Responses in International and EU Law;
    Teresa Russo;

    12. Water Quality and the Impact on Human Health and the Environment: The Current International and EU Regulatory Framework;
    Anna Oriolo

    13. From Sea to Plate: Pollution of the Marine Environment and Food Safety in International and EU Law;
    Gabriela A. Oanta;

    14. The Contribution of International Organizations to Food Security and Safety through a Healthy Environment;
    Pia Acconci;

    15. Environmental Impact Assessment: Environmental Health and Food Safety;
    M. Asunción Torres López;

    16. Mercury Pollution and Its Impact on Human Health: The Minamata Case;
    Felicia Velardo;

    17. EU’s Re-approval of Glyphosate: The Role of Science and the Competence of Member States;
    Daniela Corona;

    Part IV: New Challenges in Environmental Health: Pathogen Sharing, Biodiversity and Antimicrobial Resistance;

    18. Biodiversity, Pathogen Sharing and International Law;
    Stephanie Switzer, Elisa Morgera, Elsa Tsioumani and Gian Luca Burci;

    19. EU Biodiversity Law and Its Health Impacts;
    Riccardo Pavoni and Dario Piselli;

    20. Regulating Antimicrobials in Livestock Animals: Experiences from Ten Countries;
    Steven J. Hoffman, Marie Evélin Danik and Prativa Baral;

    Part V: Environmental Health in Case of Disasters and Conflicts;

    21. Natural Disasters, Environment and Health: The Role Played by International Law and European Union Law in this Field;
    María Isabel Torres Cazorla;

    22. The Environmental and Health Impacts of Chemical Spraying: Can Law Protect Victims? The Case of Agent Orange;
    Anne Dang-Xuan Nguyen and Amandine Orsini;

    22. Chronicle of a Death Foretold: The Long-Term Health Impacts on the Victims of Widespread Lead Poisoning at UN-Run Camps in Kosovo;
    Agostina Latino;


    Dr Stefania Negri is Associate Professor of International Law and holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Health, Environmental and Food Safety Law; Director of the Observatory on Human Rights: Bioethics, Health, Environment – Department of Legal Sciences, School of Law, University of Salerno, Italy.