International Environment and Development Treatises

Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making

This broad analysis, of both well known and lesser known environmental treaties, provides insight into what international environmental treaties try to accomplish and why they succeed or fail.
Scott Barrett

Environment and Trade: A Guide to WTO Jurisprudence

A very useful resource for an analysis of some of the major WTO environmental cases (e.g. Dolphin/Tuna) and many of the relevant WTO/GATT provisions.
Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder

Guide to International Environmental Law

A brief overview of international law in general, with an in depth focus on how international environmental law was formed historically, as well as an analysis of newer topics such as environmental protection as a human right.
Alexandre Kiss and Dinah Shelton

Interlinkages and the Effectiveness of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Presents a selected history of environmental law and two brief case studies, one about environmental law and one about sustainable development law.
W. Bradnee Chambers

International Environmental Law in a Nutshell

This study aid is from the popular nutshell series and offers a concise overview of environmental law history, major topics (e.g. vessel-based pollution) and relevant policies.
Lakshman D. Guruswamy with Kevin L. Doran

International Environmental Law: Basic Instruments and References, 1992-1999

This is an update to an excellent combination of the actual text of treaties (and other legal instruments) and a brief historical contextualization commentary on these documents
Edith Brown Weiss, Daniel Barstow Magraw, Paul C. Szasz

Principles of International Environmental Law

This second edition of a comprehensive overview of international environmental law includes an excellent index, which makes finding discussions about certain major environmental cases and treaties easy to locate.
Philippe Sands

Sustainable Development and International Law

This printing of symposium papers presents an overview of the major debates and topics in sustainable development law. A report from this symposium became an official document of the second session of the U.N, Commission on Sustainable Development.
Winfried Lang, ed.

Theory and practice of Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment

An examination of thirteen different systems of transboundary environmental impact assessment throughout the world with a focus on marine environments.
Kees Bastmeijer and Timo Koivurova, eds