Environment, Health and Safety Law Publications

Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee Publications

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The East African Court of Justice and a human rights approach to climate change
By Nkiruka Chidia Maduekwe
This article discusses whether the East African Court of Justice provides an adequate mechanism through which a human rights approach to climate change can be realised.
Panacea or peril? The (im)possible ban on glyposate
By Birgit Eibl and Alex Fauster
The following article provides an overview of attempts to ban or restrict glyphosate in both Austria and Italy and grants insight into the legal framework for its regulation.
Aarhus Convention: status of NGOs in administrative proceedings and their right of access to justice
By Wolfgang Berger
This article provides an overview of two relevant cases regarding the CJEU ruling on the status on NGOs in administrative proceedings, raising pertinent issues to consider with regard to how Austrian legislation will implement the ruling.
The ever-increasing importance of crisis management
By Roberta Danelon Leonhardt and Carolina de Almeida Castelo Branco
This article argues that in the face of major environmental accidents in Brazil, it is imperative that companies set up crisis management programmes in order to survive after an incident.
Energy transition: a constitutional issue for the European Union?
By Franz Leidenmühler and Wilhelm Bergthaler
This is an interview with the authors of the original draft of the Energy Transition Protocol. The authors discuss the basic idea and deliberation underlying the original draft, as well as other relevant factors.
Environmental due diligence – an interdisciplinary challenge
By Wilhelm Bergthaler and Angeles Murgier
This article contemplates the width and interdependence of legal and technical examinations in environmental due diligence work. The deliberations have also guided the authors’ contribution to a forthcoming IBA due diligence paper.
Human rights and the environment
An interview with Katharina Pabel
IBA Environment, Health and Safety Law News, September 2017

This issue contains a diverse range of articles from global jurisdictions, from contaminated sites in Brazil, to the Vienna Airport Case, to stopping global plastic pollution. Committee members click here to login and download
IBA Environment, Health and Safety Law News, September 2016

The latest edition of the Committee's newsletter is available to download. This newsletter addresses a wide array of topics including articles on The Paris Agreement and the future of the carbon market and current hot topics in Brazilian environmental law.
IBA Environment, Health and Safety Law News, September 2015

This edition of IBA Environment, Health and Safety Law News features articles on the shipbreaking industry, how to define 'waste', and the illegal export of waste to Brazil. Other topies include: the drought in California, setting up a REDD+ project on indigenous land, energy market reform in Mexico, the new Brazilian legal framework concerning the protection of biodiversity, and using the tort of negligence against a state for failing to mitigate against climate change.
Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law

Published quarterly, the Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law is the journal of the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law.
Achieving Justice and Human Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption, 2014

This wide-ranging and comprehensive report from the IBA Presidential Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights - co-led by Environment, Health and Safety Committee Chair David Estrin - identifies problems and gaps in existing legal, human rights, trade and other institutional arrangements.
Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee Newsletter, September 2014

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Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee Newsletter, May 2014

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The Law of Energy Underground: Understanding New Developments in Subsurface Production, Transmission, and Storage
Consulting editor: Donald N Zillman, Aileen McHarg, Adrian Bradbrook, Lila Barrera-Hernandez
A comprehensive and interdisciplinary study into the law applicable to the rapidly developing field of the production, transmission, and storage of energy underground.
Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee Newsletter, September 2013

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Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee Newsletter, May 2013

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Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee Newsletter, April 2012

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Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee Newsletter, October 2010

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Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee Newsletter, October 2009

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