xx, 362 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
9789004332270 hardback alkaline paper 9004332278 hardback alkaline paper 9789004332287 (e-book)
Publications on ocean development ; v. 83. 0924-1922.
With the transition to the commercial-scale exploitation of deep seabed minerals, the International Seabed Authority's obligation to protect the marine environment is being tested. In 'The International Seabed Authority and the Precautionary Principle', Aline L. Jaeckel provides the first in-depth analysis of the Authority's work in regulating and managing deep seabed minerals. This book examines whether and to what extent the Authority is implementing the precautionary principle in practice. This includes the development of adequate environmental protection standards as well as procedural safeguards and decision-making processes that facilitate risk assessment and risk management. In doing so, the author offers an insightful example of how the precautionary principle can be translated into a practical management tool.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-347) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Deep seabed mining and the marine environment The precautionary principle in international law The International Seabed Authority and the seabed mining regime The environmental mandate of the ISA Developing the ISA's environmental mandate through the mining code Implementing the precautionary principle : protective measures Implementing the precautionary principle : procedural elements Implementing the precautionary principle : institutional aspects.