In Fairness to Future Generations: International Law, Common Patrimony, and Intergenerational Equity

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Edith Brown Weiss
United Nations University, Jan 1, 1989 - Law - 385 pages
Winner of the Certificate of Merit by the American Society of International Law in 1990 Professor Weiss combines thorough research & careful analysis with imaginative solutions & a moral fervor. She shows how rules of international law can be applied in an intertemporal dimension, & how the basic principles of the intergenerational equity can be developed to provide new standards for human behavior. She manages to communicate to the reader not only that the situation is getting desperate but also that human intelligence can in time devise adequate remedies, without destroying completely our way of life. She makes the impossible possible. Louis B. Sohn, Woodruff Professor of International Law

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Edith Brown Weiss is Professor of International and Environmental Law at Georgetown University.

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