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International Environmental Law

S. Bhatt (Author)
Synopsis This book describes the role of modern environmental law for the protection of our planet and of our multi-cultural civilization. It analyses the shape of present world society, its interdependence and common survival. It explains the impact of space exploration, expansion of global aviation, the emergence of a biologist view of world order ever since the UNESCO held a global conference on Science and Synthesis. The major focus of this book is to seek harmony with nature and adopt and ecological approach to international law. Modern international law is predominantly environmental law. The book combines law and science for world order. Leading scientists like Einstein and perigogine and eminent jurists like Justice Holmes and professor Myres McDougal have opined to adopt a synthesis of law and science for harmony with nature and for creative world society. Law is not merely for permission and prohibitions, but for creative decisions. It is possible to achieve the creative world society. Law is not merely for permissions and prohibitions, but for creative decisions. It is possible to achieve the creative unity of mankind by following unity in diversity recommended by Rabindranath Tagore and supported by Professor Amartya sen through multi-cultural federalism. The book deals with all these issues. It has also chapters on wetlands, author’s recent lectures on environment conservation in Kashmir university, Space law in 21st century, impact of aviation on environments etc. The book describes the role of pioneers like JRD Tata, president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Vikram Sarabhai, U.R. Rao and in recent period of Madhavan Nair etc. for aviation and space exploration. The book makes a reference for tomorrow’s world and for future studies in order to safeguard mother earth. Mr. Al Gore has rightly said that human kind is running short of time to save our planet. We need to work at all levels for global conservation of nature, an ecological living, human welfare and for world space.
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About the author

S. Bhatt

Prof. S. Bhatt is an Honorary Professor of International Law in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been a Professor in Hamdard University. He has research experience in the field of environmental law and science for over forty years as a post-doctoral research fulbright Resident Scholar in Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA in 1969-70, Secretary, National Committee on Environmental Planning and Coordination, govt. of India, DST 1975, a Professor in JNU, and Convenor of three national seminars on environment and related issues. He has edited and authored 18 books, including six books in the field of environments, and published over 200 articles world over. At the international level, Prof. Bhatt has been United Nations Advisor on Aviation to Govts. Of Somalia, Lesotho and Botswana for over four years. He was a Panel-member of United Nations ICAO on regulation of world air transport a Commentator to United Nations Conference on Space Benefits UNISPACE III, Geneva, July 1999. He has traveled to many parts of world as member of air delegation, Govt. of India. He served in the Department of Civil Aviation and retired as Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation. He is an Honorary Fellow of International Astronautical Federation, Paris, Prof. Bhatt has served as Senior Vice-President of Kashmir Education, Culture and Science with other scholars in developing an international Centre for Kashmir Studies. He is also actively associated in the establishment of an International Centre for Air, Space and Environmental Law at National Law University, Hyderabad. In 2001 and 2003 Prof. Bhatt lectured in Kashmir University and its leading colleges on problems concerning environment protection and sustainable development. Kashmir environments held on 8 November, 2003. He comes from Bandipore, Kashmir, where he has his ancestral home.

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Bibliographic information

Title International Environmental Law
Author S. Bhatt
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8131301257
length xii+288p., Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.