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Comments on “An International Regime for Environmental Protection,” by Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Geoffrey Palmer

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Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law


The saga of the Montreal Protocol recounted by former Prime Minister Palmer demonstrates the limits of even successful treaties: the process is cumbersome and time-consuming, and agreements are not easily policed. International regimes are emerging quickly measured by the timescales of international law and procedure, but perhaps not nearly fast enough to avoid environmental disaster.