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Trade and the Environment: Fundamental Issues in International Law, WTO Law, and Legal Theory

Erich Vranes


This book deals with a central topic in general international law, WTO law, and international environmental law, namely the relevance of the WTO legal system for environmental protection. The relationship between WTO law and international and domestic efforts to protect the environment has moved to centre stage in WTO and international environmental law. It has also spurred the discussion on fragmentation in international law in recent years. This book analyses these issues by examining the ‘horizontal’ interaction between WTO law and ‘other’ international law, the ‘vertical’ relationship betw ... More

Keywords: public international law, WTO law, legal theory, conflicts of norms, environmental protection, trade and environment, fragmentation, climate change, extraterritorial jurisdiction, proportionality

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199562787
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562787.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erich Vranes, author
Associate Professor of International Law, EU Law and International Economic Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration

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