Alan Boyle, David Freestone

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This introductory chapter begins with an overview of the challenges posed by environmental protection and sustainable development to international law-making. It then considers the impact of the 1992 Rio Declaration of Environment and Development. This is followed discussions of the elements of sustainable development and the legal status of sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Law and Sustainable Development
Subtitle of host publicationPast Achievements and Future Challenges
EditorsAlan Boyle, David Freestone
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)0199248079, 9780199248070
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • environmental protection
  • sustainable development
  • international law
  • Rio Declaration of Environment and Development

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