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Dr. Kamal Hossain

Dr. Kamal Hossain
Barrister, Senior Advocate
Supreme Court of Bangladesh

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Development
International Law and Sustainable Development
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Development
International Law and Sustainable Development
A. Legal Instruments
Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, 16 June 1972.

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, Vienna, 22 March 1985, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1513, p. 293.

Declaration on the Right to Development, General Assembly resolution 41/128 of 4 December 1986, annex.

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, Montreal, 16 September 1987, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1522, p. 3.

Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, 14 June 1992, in Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (CONF.151/26/Rev.1(Vol.I)), Annex I. 

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, New York, 9 May 1992, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1771, p. 107.  

Convention on Biological Diversity, Rio de Janeiro, 5 June 1992, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1760, p. 79.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa, Paris, 14 October 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1954, p. 3.

Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto, 11 December 1997, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2303, p. 148.

B. Jurisprudence
General Assembly resolution 2994 (XXVII) of 15 December 1972 (United Nations Conference on the Human Environment).

General Assembly resolution 38/161 of 18 December 1983 (Process of preparation of the Environmental Perspective to the Year 2000 and Beyond).

Note by the Secretary-General, “Report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development”, (A/42/427, 4 August 1987).

The First Global Revolution, Report of the Council of the Club of Rome, New York, 1991.

United Nations, Agenda 21: Earth Summit– The United Nations Programme of Action from Rio, 1992.

International Law Association, ILA New Delhi Declaration of Principles of International Law Relating to Sustainable Development, 2 April 2002.

C. Doctrine
D. Meadows et al., The Limits to growth: A Report for the Club of Rome's Project on the Predicament of Mankind, Universe Books, New York, 1972.

M. Pallemaerts, “International Environmental Law from Stockholm to Rio, Back to the Future?”, in: P. Sands (ed.), Greening International Law, Earthscan Publications Limited, London, 1993, p. 1.

N. Schrijver, The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law: Inception, Meaning and Status, The Hague Academy of International Law, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, 2008.

J. Stiglitz, Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2010.