Chapter 5: Relevant Norms of General International Law

Recommended materials

Christian Tomuschat, “What is General International Law?” (Audiovisual Library of International Law).

International Law Commission, Study on the protection of the atmosphere, led by Special Rapporteur Shinya Murase

Trail Smelter (U.S. v. Canada), Arbitral Award of 11 March 1941, (1949) III UNRIAA 1938, at 1965

Supplementary materials

UNCED, Rio Declaration on Environment and Development (3-14 June 1992), available in (1992) 31 ILM 874

ICJ, Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay), judgment of 20 April 2010

Latest materials

Peter H. Sand, “The discourse on ‘protection of the atmosphere’ in the International Law Commission”

(2017) 26:3 Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law 201 https://doi.org/10.1111/reel.12212

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CIEL: States’ Human Rights Obligations in the Context of Climate Change

The Center for International Environmental Law has published States’ Human Rights Obligations in the Context of Climate Change: Synthesis Note on the Concluding Observations and Recommendations on Climate Change Adopted by UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies.

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