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The Environment and Natural Resources

Dinah Shelton

in Commitment and Compliance

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780199270989
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191707704 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270989.003.0006
The Environment and Natural Resources

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This chapter presents case studies that demonstrate the importance of soft norms in moulding behaviour of states and non-state actors. The case studies cover the UN General Assembly ban on driftnet fishing, the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides, the Antarctic Treaty, and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

Keywords: international law; soft norms; compliance; driftnet fishing; prior informed consent; Antarctic Treaty; Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Chapter.  51281 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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