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Mr. Nico Schrijver

Mr. Nico Schrijver
Chair of Public International Law
Faculty of Law, Leiden University

Development
International Law in the Field of Sustainable Development - Evolution, Meaning and Status
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Development
International Law in the Field of Sustainable Development -
Evolution, Meaning and Status
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Convention on a Code of Conduct for Liner Conferences, Geneva, 6 April 1974, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1334, p. 15.

Agreement establishing the Common Fund for Commodities, Geneva, 27 June 1980, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1538, p. 3.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p.3.

Treaty establishing a Common Market between the Argentine Republic, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Republic of Paraguay and the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, Asunción, 26 March 1991, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2140, p. 257.

Treaty on European Union, Maastricht, 7 February 1992, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1759, p. 3.

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.

International Tropical Timber Agreement, Geneva, 26 January 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1955, p.81.

Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (with final act, annexes and protocol), Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1867, p. 3.

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.

The Energy Charter Treaty, Lisbon, 17 December 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2080, p. 95.

Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, New York, 4 August 1995, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2167, p. 3.

Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, Aarhus, Denmark, 25 June 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2161, p. 447.

Partnership Agreement ACP-EU, Cotonou, 23 June 2000.

Constitutive Act of the African Union, Lomé, 11 July 2000, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2158, p. 3.

Charter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Singapore, 20 November 2007, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2624, p. 223.

Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community, Lisbon, 13 December 2007.

Consolidated Version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Official Journal of the European Union, 2010/C 83/47.
B. Jurisprudence
International Court of Justice,Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, Advisory Opinion, I.C.J. Reports 1996, p. 226.

International Court of Justice, Gabčikovo-Nagymaros Project (Hungary/Slovakia), Judgment of 25 September 1997, I.C.J. Reports 1997, p. 7.

World Trade Organization, United States – Important Prohibition of Certain Shrimp and Shrimp Products, WTO Appellate Body Report of 12 October 1998, WT/DS58/AB/R.
C. Documents
Report of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Declaration on the Human Environment), Stockholm, 16 June 1972 (A/CONF.48/14/Rev.1).

General Assembly resolution 37/7 of 28 October 1982 (World Charter for Nature).

General Assembly resolution 41/128 of 4 December 1986 (Declaration on the Right to Development).
Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Note by the Secretary-General, Annex “Our Common Future” (A/42/427, 4 August 1987).

General Assembly resolution 42/187 of 11 December 1987 (Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development).

Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Annex I “Rio Declaration on Environment and Development” (A/CONF.151/26 (Vol. I), 12 August 1992). 

Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Annex II “Agenda 21” (A/CONF.151/26 (Vol. I), 12 August 1992).

General Assembly resolution 55/2 of 8 September 2000 (United Nations Millennium Declaration).

Annex to the letter dated 6 August 2002 from the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations and the Charge d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary General of the United Nations “ILA New Delhi Declaration of Principles of International Law relating to Sustainable Development” (A/57/329, 31 August 2002).
D. Doctrine
E. Brown-Weiss, “In Fairness to Future Generations and Sustainable Development”, American University International Law Review, vol. 8, 1992, p. 19.

R. Carson, Silent Spring, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, 1962.

International Union for Conservation of Nature, World Conservation Energy: Living Resource Conservation for Sustainable Development, IUCN, Gland, 1980.

International Union for Conservation of Nature, Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development, 4th edition, IUCN, Gland, 2010.

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.