International Law on Sustainable Development (2003 - 2012)

The objective of the Committee is to study the legal status and legal implementation of sustainable development. For this purpose the Committee's mandate includes: -assessment of the legal status of principles and rules of international law in the field of sustainable development, with particular reference to the ILA New Delhi Principles (now also published as UN Doc.A/57/329), as well as assessment of the practice of States and international organizations in this field; - the study of developing States in a changing global order, particularly the impact of globalization on the sustainable development opportunities of developing countries; -in the light of the principle of integration and interrelationship, a re-examination of certain topics of the international law of development, including analysis of (i)the position of the least developed countries in international law,(ii)the right to development and(iii)the obligation to co-operate on matters of social,and environmental concern

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  • Committee: International Law on Sustainable Development (2003 - 2012)
  • Committee Type: Former
  • Contact: Professor Nicolaas J Schrijver
  • Address:
    Hofbrouckerlaan 58-B
    2343 HZ
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Committee Officers:

  • Professor Nicolaas J Schrijver, Chair
  • Professor Duncan French, Co-Rapporteur
  • Dr Ximena Fuentes Torrijo, Co-Rapporteur

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    Susana Camargo Viera (Brazilian Branch) attended as an ILA Observer. The Conference took place at Riocentro (in Jacarepagu√°, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), from the 13th to the 22nd of June 2012 (13-19 Prepcom; 16-19 Dialogues; 20-22 Meetings of Heads of States and Governments).
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