The book analyses the emerging concept of ‘non-regression’ as a novel legal principle of international environmental law. In order to do so, it traces the development of non-regression in the framework of international human rights law and provides an examination of the respective jurisprudence under universal and regional human rights instruments. These are then compared to closely-related normative concepts in the framework of international environmental law, including the non-regression concepts of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and biodiversity-related agreements such as the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the Bonn Convention on Migratory Species. The book advocates a novel usage of comparative law methods in order to allow for fruitful interactions between human rights and international environmental law.
Non-regression in International Environmental Law is an important contribution to the development of international environmental law that offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between human rights and international environmental law.
DR MARKUS VORDERMAYER-RIEMER is a law clerk at the Higher Regional Court of Munich, Germany. He was previously a research assistant at the Institute of International Law of Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich and was educated in both civil law and common law jurisdictions.
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