Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2017)
The role of the international law commission in the codification and development of international environmental law
Author(s): Leila Rajabi, Ali Ashraf Khanehei
Abstract: Nature is able to answer all the human beings' need truly, if it is used reasonably. When nature and its resources are used in an irregular manner, nature will be destroyed and its resources will be ended, then human face on difficulty for supplying their needs. In this regard, the principles of environment protection are based on two approaches: human-centered and environment-center. In the human-centered approach the environment will be tended due to its direct effect on survival and quality of human life, in contrary environment-center approach is based on environmental goals, on which there is social agreement and they are examined separately in this research. On the other hand, international law commission as an institution which is undertaken the development of international law, is one of the institutions that thinks about international environment law. So that the commission provided its first report on convention on fishing and conservation of the living resources of the high seas (1958) and its last report in 2013 on atmosphere and environment protection during armed conflicts. On the other hand, other commission measures and actions such as international treaties drafting and answering some questions raised by other international institution in this topic are remarkable. Therefore, in this study, the resources and general concept and principles of international law, international law commission's approach as an influential institution in development of this area of international law and commission's acts procedure are investigated; also, the question is answered that dose the international environment development have a growing and effective trend or dose not?.