This book juxtaposes international environmental rms and practices with relevant Asian policies and their applications in key areas. Roda Mushkat examines the fundamental principle of public participation in environmental law-making, as well as the rights approach, against the emergence of democratic and human rights rms in the region. The complex relationship between trade and the environment is also discussed in light of the strong regional emphasis on ecomic growth, trade liberalization, and the aversion to conditionalities. Given regionalization processes in Asia-Pacific and elsewhere, this work seeks to establish to what extent such processes have led to the regionalization of international environmental law.
Roda Mushkat is Professor and Head of the Department of Law at the University of Hong Kong.