Animals in International Law

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The plight of animal individuals and species inflicted on them by human activity is a global problem with detrimental repercussions for all humans and for the entire planet. This book gives an overview of the most important international legal regimes that directly address and indirectly affect animals. It covers species conservation treaties, notably the international whaling regime, the farm animal protection rules of the EU, international trade law and the international law of armed conflict. It also analyses the potential for an international regime of animal rights. Finding that international law creates more harm than good for animals, the auther suggests progressive treaty interpretation, treaty making and animal interest representation to close the animal welfare gap in international law. A body of global animal law needs to be developed, accompanied by critical global animal studies.

Anne Peters is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, a professor at Heidelberg, Freie Universitât Berlin and Basel, and a L. Bates Lea Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan. She holds an honorary doctorate of the University of Lausanne.
ISBN13 978-90-0446624-1
EAN 9789004466241
Titre Animals in International Law
Date de parution 15/03/2021
Nombre de pages 642
Type d'ouvrage Colloques, études et rapports
Support Livre
Langue Anglais
Auteur(s) Anne Peters
Editeur / Collection / Sous-collection Martinus Nijhoff / Académie de Droit International de La Haye
Thème Droit > Droit de l'animal
Thème secondaire Droit > Droit international et étranger > Autres ouvrages
Format Papier

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