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Transnational and Regional Legal Frameworks

  • Sacha Kathuria
  • Kirk W. Junker
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Abstract

Wetlands are governed not only by domestic law, but by transnational and regional legal frameworks as well. These transnational and regional legal tools should be considered as part of the overall legal regime for wetlands. Sometimes domestic wetlands law exists in order to comply with transnational or regional agreements. This article sets out to describe transnational sources of law and the nature of global problems that they are meant to remedy. After identifying these sources of law are, important examples are provided. As in other areas of international law, custom and principle also provide important sources of law for protecting and maintaining wetlands.

Keywords

Transnational Regional Framework Convention International Environmental 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McKenna School of Business, Economics, and GovernmentSaint Vincent CollegeLatrobeUSA
  2. 2.University of Cologne, Faculty of LawCologneGermany

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