Climate change will fundamentally affect every area of human endeavour, including the development of international law. This book maps the current and potential impacts of climate change on the norms, principles, rules and processes of international law.
This timely study brings together a group of leading scholars in their respective fields of international law to examine the impacts of climate change, and our responses to it, on the whole spectrum of international legal regimes, including those dealing with everything from climate displacement, human rights, and international trade and investment, to the oceans, the environment, armed conflicts and the use of force, and outer-space. The volume also examines the impacts of climate change on the underlying principles and processes of international law, including those relating to the making and enforcement of international law and to third party dispute resolution. The book shows that there is much more to dealing with climate change than negotiating one global climate change-specific regime. Other areas of international law can, and must, be included in the solution. In this way international law can maximise its coherence and its efficacy.
This well-documented study will appeal to international lawyers, academics, policy makers, government employees, negotiators, practitioners, international legal theorists and anyone interested in climate change and how to maximise our international legal and policy responses to it.
Edited by Rosemary Rayfuse, Scientia Professor, UNSW Sydney, Australia and Conjoint Professor, Lund University, Sweden and Shirley V. Scott, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra, Australia
Contents: Preface PART I: SETTING THE SCENE 1. Mapping the Impact of Climate Change on International Law Rosemary Rayfuse and Shirley V. Scott PART II: THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON SUBSTANTIVE REGIMES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 2. Climate Change and International Human Rights Law Stephen Humphreys 3. Climate Change and International Refugee Law Alice Edwards 4. Climate Change and International Trade and Investment Law Markus W. Gehring, Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Jarrod Hepburn 5. Climate Change and International Environmental Law Catherine Redgwell 6. Climate Change and the Law of the Sea Rosemary Rayfuse 7. Climate Change and Space Law Francis Lyall 8. Climate Change and International Humanitarian Law Karen Hulme 9. Climate Change and the Law on the Use of Force Christine Gray PART III: THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PRINCIPLES AND PROCESSES 10. Climate Change and Statehood Emily Crawford and Rosemary Rayfuse 11. Participation in Climate Change Governance and its Implications for International Law Ellen Hey and Andria Naude Fourie 12. Climate Change and Compliance and Enforcement Processes Jutta Brunnee 13. Climate Change and State Responsibility Rene Lefeber 14. Climate Change and Dispute Resolution Processes Hari M. Osofsky Index