Vinuales on Sustainable Development in International Law

Jorge E. Vinuales (University of Cambridge) has posted Sustainable Development in International Law (in L. Rajamani, J. Peel (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press, 2nd edn. 2019)) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: Sustainable development is the main concept underpinning our policy response to the environmental crisis the world faces. As such, it is pervasive in all sorts of documents, writings an discourse, including legal ones and, within the latter, international legal instruments. Its ubiquitous character is only matched by its vagueness; and its vagueness is a deliberate choice driven by its function, which is to rally rather than to divide. This paper examines the concept of sustainable development specifically from the perspective of international law. It investigates three main aspects:

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