The ICJ, ITLOS and the Precautionary Approach: Paltry Progressions, Jurisprudential Jousting

David VanderZwaag


The precautionary approach, although highly touted as a fundamental principle of international environmental law, has become well-known for the confusion surrounding its interpretation and practical implications. Confusion has emanated from definitional generalities and variations and even debates over appropriate terminology. A spectrum of precautionary measures exist and viewpoints on whether strong versions of precaution or weaker versions should prevail have differed.


Environmental Law; International Law

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