The Research Handbook on International Law and Natural Resources provides a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the role of international law in regulating the exploration and exploitation of natural resources. The book covers overarching and sectoral, as well as traditional and emerging, legal issues in natural resource development. The book illuminates interactions and tensions between international environmental law, human rights and economic law, as well as the law of the sea, tracing their evolution and identifying critical areas for further investigation. It also discusses the relevance of soft law and international dispute settlement, as well as of various unilateral, bilateral, regional and transnational initiatives in the governance of natural resources. Analysis of historical and current policy debates, including the incipient negotiations of a new international legally binding instrument on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change, are included. While the Handbook is accessible to those approaching the subject for the first time, it identifies pressing areas for further investigation that will be of interest to advanced researchers and practitioners of international environmental, economic and human rights law.
Contributors include: R. Barnes, V. Barra, B. Boer, C. Chiarolla, L. Cotula, F. Francioni, J. Harrison, J. Jabour, M. Jansson, M. Kidd, R.E. Kim, T. Koivurova, K. Kulovesi, R. Leal-Arcas, F. Lesniewska, C. Massarella, S. Minas, O. McIntyre, E. Morgera, E. Orlando, F. Ortino, A. Proelss, S. Romppanen, C. Salpin, N.M. Tabari, K. Talus, A. Trouwborst, H. van Asselt, J. Viñuales.
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Introduction Part I key concepts 1. National sovereignty over national resources: environmental challenges and sustainable development / Virginie Barral 2. Foreign direct investment: international investment law and natural resource governance / Jorge Viñuales 3. International trade: natural resources and the world trade organization / Kati Kulovesi 4. Human rights: natural resources and human rights / Francesco Francioni 5. Corruption and conflict / Emanuela Orlando 6. Corporate accountability / Elisa Morgera Part II resources under national jurisdiction Biological resources 7. Land: land and international law / Lorenzo Cotula 8. Forests: lessons from interventions / Feja Lesniewska 9. Fisheries / Alexander Proelss 10. Wildlife and landscapes / Arie Trouwborst 11. Genetic resources / Claudio Chiarolla Energy 12. Oil and gas: international petroleum regulation / Kim Talus 13. Renewable energy / Rafael Leal-Arcas and Stephen Minas 14. Biofuels / Max Jansson and Seita Romppanen Other resources 15. Water / Owen Mcintyre 16. Minerals / Michael Kidd 17. Arctic resources: exploitation of natural resources in the Arctic from the perspective of international law / Timo Koivurova Part III resources beyond national jurisdiction 18. High seas fisheries / Richard Barnes and Carmino Massarella 19. Resources of the international seabed area / James Harrison 20. Marine genetic of resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction: soul searching and the art of balance / Charlotte Salpin 21. Antarctica resources: economic activities in Antarctica: resources and legal regimes / Julia Jabour Part IV actors and institutions 22. International law-making / Ben Boer 23. International governance: dealing with problem shifting in the Anthropocene - the limits of international law / Rakhyun E. Kim and Harro van Asselt 24. International dispute settlement: the settlement of investment disputes concerning natural resources - applicable law and standards of review / Federico Ortino and Nima Mersadi Tabari Conclusions: a research agenda on international law and natural resources / Elisa Morgera and Kati Kulovesi.
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