As far as specialization is concerned, international law has come a long way from its origins in the application of broad principles.Not only has the number of specializedbodies, instruments and institutions grown under it, but sub-specialties have also developed within. The most important being, environment. This article takes stock of international law with respect to environment and examines its overarching features.It also puts emphasis on how our international law looks at environment as it is a sensitive topic and prioritizes the same.In particular, it discusses some distinctive features of international environmental problems, the state-centric approach to international environmental law, environmental protection, and compliance.

Authored by Rama Gandhi, NMIMS School Of Law.

Polluter pays principle-does it have any status?


The polluter pays principle has evolved as one of the guiding principles in Environmental Law. This principle has played a pivotal role in holding the polluter responsible for his environmental wrongdoings. Polluter pays principle in its literal interpretation means that the polluter will pay for the pollution or damage caused by his actions. This article gives a glimpse on the said principle.

Authored by Raashika Kapoor, Amity Law School (GGSIPU), Delhi