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Book review: Environmental principles

Gerhard Roller

elni Review 2021, pp. 48-50.

This contribution is a review of the second edition of Nicolas de Sadeleer’s book “Environmental principles – From Political Slogans to Legal Rules”, being released in 2020. In his book, Nicolas de Sadeleer analyses the polluter-pays-, the prevention and the precautionary principles, with the latter being the most interesting and controversial one according to the author of this review. He stresses that de Sadeleer’s book is very useful for any environmental lawyer.

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  1. de Sadeleer, Nicolas. (2020). Environmental Principles – From Political Slogans to Legal Rules. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: