1st Edition

Future Generations and International Law

ISBN 9781853835032
Published September 30, 2009 by Routledge
226 Pages

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Book Description

Sustainable development requires consideration of the quality of life that future generations will be able to enjoy, and as the adjustment to sustainable lifestyles gathers momentum, the rights of future generations and our responsibility for their wellbeing is becoming a central issue. In this, the first book to address this emerging area of international law, leading experts examine the legal and theoretical frameworks for representing and safeguarding the interests of future generations in current international treaties. This unique volume will be required reading for academics and students of international environmental law and policy. Emmanuel Agius is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Theology and Coordinator of the Future Generations Programme at the Foundation for International Studies, University of Malta. Salvino Busuttil is former Director General of the Foundation for International Studies. Future Generations and International Law is the seventh volume in the International Law and Sustainable Development series, co-developed with FIELD. The series aims to address and define the major legal issues associated with sustainable development and to contribute to the progressive development of international law. Other titles in the series are: Greening International Law, Interpreting the Precautionary Principle, Property Rights in the Defence of Nature, Improving Compliance with International Environmental Law, Greening International Institutions and Quotas in International Environmental Agreements. 'A legal parallel to the Blueprint series - welcome, timely and provocative' David Pearce Originally published in 1997

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations List of Contributors Preface Salvino Busuttil and Katsuhiko Yazaki Introduction Emrnanuel Agius and Tae-Chang Kim Part 1: Philosophical Reflections 1. Obligations of Justice towards Future Generations: A Revolution in Social and Legal Thought Emrnanuel Agius 2. Beyond Parfit's Paradox Per Ariansen Part 2: State Responsibilities towards Future Generations 3. The Responsibility of the State towards Future Generations Rachid Driss 4. A Guardian as Monitor of Sustainability of Marine Living Resources Sidney Holt Part 3: Future Generations as a Subject of International Law 5. A Commentary on the Status of Future Generations as a Subject of International Law Ajai Malhotra 6. Speaking Without a Voice Boldizsar Nagy 7. Safeguarding Future Generations Christopher D. Stone Part 4: Practical Legal Consequences of Future Generation Provisions in Existing Treaties 8. Protecting Future Generations: Precedents and Practicalities Philippe Sands 9. Precautionary Principle and Future Generations lames Cameron,Will Wade-Gery and Juli Abouchar Part 5: Relevance of Rio Declaration, Agenda 21 and the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development to a Guardian 10. The Relevance of UNCED to a Guardian for Future Generations Kevin Aquilina 11. Guarding Intergenerational Rights Over Natural Resources Simone Borg 12. The United Nations as a Guardian for Future Generations Gepin Rao 13. Future Generat: Searching for a System of Protection R St J Macdonald Part 6: Draft Instrument 14. A Draft Instrument Concerning the Role of a Guardian Maxwell Bruce Appendix: International Legal Materials Referring to Future Generations Notes and References Index

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