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New featured column: An international environmental court?

In our newest column, original to Point of Law, Rona Koifman analyzes proposals being widely discussed in Britain to create a new international environmental court with jurisdiction over nations and, significantly, private parties accused of despoiling the environment. Part of the United Nations system, its domain would include not only intrinsically international environmental controversies, but even those that would traditionally have been considered domestic to a single country. The materials of existing international law, however, Koifman argues, are ill suited to fill in the content of ambitious new proposed concepts such as an internationally enforceable new human right to a healthy environment.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.