Non-Compliance Frontcover

Non-Compliance Procedures and Mechanisms and the Effectiveness of International Environmental Agreements

2009 Editor: Prof Tullio Treves , Università degli Studi di Milano
Editor: Prof Attila Tanzi , Università degli Studi, Bologna
Editor: Prof Laura Pineschi , Università degli Studi, Parma
Editor: Prof Cesare Pitea , Università degli Studi, Parma
Editor: Dr Chiara Ragni , Università degli Studi di Milano
Editor: Francesca Romanin Jacur , Università degli Studi di Milano

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  • Published: 2009
  • Pages: 634 pp.
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

Traditional means of international dispute settlement have proved to be largely ineffective in ensuring the effectiveness of international environmental law. Thus, states are increasingly creating regime-specific systems to control, facilitate and assist the implementation of and compliance with each multilateral environmental agreement.

By bringing together the perspectives of scholars, negotiators and practitioners, this book provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the most advanced of these systems, the so-called “non-compliance mechanisms”, in which a specialized treaty body is entrusted with the task of examining cases of non-compliance by State parties.
It includes a description of each mechanism and an analysis of cross-cutting issues. It also explains how these systems relate to relevant concepts and mechanisms of general international law and, for the first time, of European Union law.
The book is a valuable source of information and recommended reading for academics, practitioners, civil servants, NGOs and all those interested in public international law, EC law and environmental law.
Tullio Treves is a Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and Professor of International Law at the University of Milan; Laura Pineschi is Professor of International Law at the University of Parma; Attila Tanzi is Professor of International Law at the University of Bologna and Chairperson of the Compliance Committee of the Protocol on Water and Health; Cesare Pitea is Aggregate Professor of International and European Law at the University of Parma; Chiara Ragni is a Senior Researcher in International Law at the University of Milan; and Francesca Romanin Jacur is a Post-doc Researcher in International Law at the University of Milan and Legal Adviser to the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea within a project by the University of Siena.