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The Transatlantic Gmo Dispute Against The European Communities: Some Preliminary Thoughts, David A. Wirth Jul 2006

The Transatlantic Gmo Dispute Against The European Communities: Some Preliminary Thoughts, David A. Wirth

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

Any day now, a World Trade Organization panel is expected to rule in a dispute between the U.S. and the EU concerning market access for genetically-engineered foods and crops. This piece, written before the release of the WTO panel's report, analyzes novel systemic issues concerning the impact of WTO law on regulatory design, at both the national and international levels, that are raised by this dispute. These include (1) the application of WTO disciplines to regulatory schemes that require prior governmental approval to protect the environment and public health from newly-introduced products and substances; (2) the role of ...


Responsibility Of Transnational Corporations In International Environmental Law: Three Perspectives, André Nollkaemper Jan 2006

Responsibility Of Transnational Corporations In International Environmental Law: Three Perspectives, André Nollkaemper

André Nollkaemper

This chapter examines recent developments pertaining to the international responsibility of transnational corporations for activities that may cause harm to the environment. While the position of transnational corporations in international law has been subjected to previous analyses, also in regard to international environmental law, there are reasons for a new consideration of the topic.

First, transnational corporations substantially contribute to the worldwide stress on the environment. Many acts that deplete natural resources, contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer and to climate change, deplete fish stocks, clear-cut forests, move waste across boundaries, and so on, are not performed by ...


Product-Based Environmental Regulations: Europe Sets The Pace , Paul E. Hagen Jan 2006

Product-Based Environmental Regulations: Europe Sets The Pace , Paul E. Hagen

Sustainable Development Law & Policy

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Compliance With The Ozone Treaty: Weak States And The Principle Of Common But Differentiated Responsibility, Nina E. Bafundo Jan 2006

Compliance With The Ozone Treaty: Weak States And The Principle Of Common But Differentiated Responsibility, Nina E. Bafundo

American University International Law Review

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