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Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law: Problems of Definition and Valuation

Michael Bowman and Alan Boyle


This study considers the problems of defining and valuing ‘environmental damage’ from the perspective of international and comparative law. The need for a broad and systematic evaluation of this issue is illustrated by the number of topics presently on the international law-making agenda to which it is relevant, including the UN Compensation Commission's decisions on compensation for environmental losses suffered by Kuwait in the Gulf War, nuclear and oil pollution liability regimes, the development of an environmental liability protocol to the Antarctic Treaty and other agreements on bio-safe ... More

Keywords: environmental damage, international law, comparative law, UN Compensation Commission, Gulf War, Kuwait, nuclear pollution, oil pollution, Antarctic Treaty, environmental liability protocol

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199255733
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255733.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Bowman, editor
University of Nottingham

Alan Boyle, editor
University of Edinburgh and Barrister

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