PluriCourts Lunch: Transboundary environmental harm and the International Court of Justice

Marte Jervan will present her master thesis on "Contribution of the International Court of Justice to the Development of the Law Concerning Transboundary Environmental Harm".

Source: Colourbox

Under international law, states are required to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other states or of common spaces.

International jurisprudence has, in interaction with state practice, multilateral environmental agreements and the work of International Law Commission, crystallized and clarified the legal content of this rule. It obliges states to

  • prevent and control transboundary harm and pollution, and to
  • cooperate to reduce risk of such harm through notification, consultation and negotiation, and by conducting environmental impact assessments.

Coffee and tea will be served. All welcome!

Tags: Environment
Published Nov. 12, 2013 4:12 PM - Last modified Jan. 27, 2014 9:15 AM