Australian Journal of Environmental Law

Thank you for your interest in The Australian Journal of Environmental Law. AJEL will not be publishing volumes for 2018 and 2019 as the journal undergoes a significant re-design. We hope to deliver a more modern, inter-disciplinary publication in 2020.

Previous issues

Volume 2
Volume 1

Australian Journal of Environmental Law: Volume 1, 2014

Paul Martin and Neil Gunningham

Improving Governance Arrangements for Sustainable Agriculture: Groundwater as an Illustration

Sally-Ann Joseph

The Polluter Pays Principles and Land Remediation: A Comparison of the United Kingdom and Australian Approaches

Jane Anstee-Wedderburn

Giving a Voice to Future Generations: Intergenerational Equity, Representation of Generations to Come, and the Challenge of Planetary Rights

Gerry Nagtzaam

Righting the Ship? Australia, New Zealand and Japan at the ICJ and the Barbed Issue of 'Scientific Whaling'

Volume 9, Issue 2

Noeleen McNamara

Corporate Social Responsibility and Compliance: Transnational Mining Corporations in Tanzania 

Abdullah Al Arif and Md. Ershadul Karim

Marine Pollution and the South Asian Coastal States 

Lana Kovac

Ocean Fertilisation - What Next? 

Nicholas R. Goldstein

Indigenous Rights in National Parks: The United States, Canada, and Australia Compared

Volume 9, Issue 1

Simon Marsden

Protecting sub-Antarctica Via the World Heritage Convention: Recommendations for Improved Domestic and Transboundary Governance in Australasia 

Laura Horn

Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development: Is this the Future We Want? 

Vanessa Ritzinger

Designing an Emissions Trading Scheme to Encourage the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Comparison of Australian and European Experiences 

Sommer Jenkins

Genetic Engineering and Seed Banks: Impacts on Global Crop Diversity 

Pradip Royhan

Environmental Requirements in the WTO: Developmental Challenges of the Least Developed Countries with a Particular Reference to Bangladesh

Volume 8, Issue 2

Robert Stokes

Defining the Ideology of Public Participation: 'Democracy', 'Devolution', 'Deliberation', 'Dispute Resolution' and a New System for Identifying Public Participation in Planning Law 

Bruce Thorn

Climate Change, Coastal Hazards and the Public Trust Doctrine 

Tony George Puthucherrill

International Law on Climate Change Adaption: Has the Time Come for a New Protocol? 

Jacquie Zalcberg

The World Bank Inspection Panel: A Tool for Ensuring the World Bank's Compliance with International Law?

Volume 8, Issue 1

Peter Boulot and Helen Sungaila

A New Legal Paradigm: Towards a Jurisprudence Based on Ecological Sovereignty 

Rowena Maguire and Bridget Lewis

The Influence of Justice Theories on International Climate Policies and Measures

Bridget Lewis

Environmental Rights or a Right to the Environment? Exploring the Nexus between Human Rights and Environmental Protection

Charu Sharma

Remedies for Environmental Harm: Dharmic Duty and Tort Liability in India - Is there a Common Ground? 

Susan Shearing

Reforming Australia's National Heritage Law Framework

Patron and Editorial Board


The Hon Justice Paul Stein AM
Formerly NSW Court of Appeal

Editorial Board
  • Prof. Nicholas A Robinson, Pace University, White Plains NY
  • Prof. Dr. Bharat H. Desai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Prof. Koh Kheng Lian, National University of Singapore
  • Prof. Antonio Herman Benjamin, Director, Brazilian Env Law & Policy School, Law for a Green Planet Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Prof. John Bonine, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
  • Prof. Dr. Sunee Mallikamarl, Faculty of Law, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand
  • James Cameron, Co-founder and Head of Climate Change, Policy Advisory and Chairman of Advisory board to Climate Change Capitol, Consultant, Baker & Mackenzie
  • Prof. Charles O. Okidi, Nairobi University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Bosselmann, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Prof. Jose Juan Gonzalez, Universidad Metropolitana de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 
  • Prof. David VanderZwaag, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Canada 
  • Prof. Dr. Wang XI, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

Information for authors

  • Contributions are sought from a wide range of authors, including academics, leading practitioners, students and those working in government or non-governmental organisations. If you wish to contribute, please contact the editor Paul Govind.
  • Contributions should be submitted in typewritten form using Word 1997 or later. Articles should be saved in '.doc' or '.docx' format. A template for contributions can be found here.
  • Contributions should follow the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 3rd Edition which can be viewed on the MULR website at: law.unimelb.edu.au/mulr.
  • Articles should be between 7,000 and 10,000 words in length. Shorter papers should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length. Case notes, reports on recent developments and book reviews should be approximately 1,500 words in length.
  • Manuscripts must include an abstract (of approximately 200 words) on a separate page together with a 200 word biography in relation to the author(s).
  • Submissions should not currently be under consideration for publication elsewhere, or have been substantially published in any other publication.
  • All articles appearing in the journal are refereed. The process of refereeing usually takes between 4 and 6 weeks. Authors will be notified as soon as possible of the decision of the Editorial Committee regarding publication.
  • Although articles will be subject to a rigorous editing process, the accuracy of quotations, titles, names, dates and footnotes is the responsibility of the author.
  • Copyright of articles and other contributions published in the Australian Journal of Environmental Law is vested in the journal and its contributors. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission. Inquiries should be directed to the Editors.

Contact the Editors

Questions about the journal should be directed to:

Paul Govind
Phone: + 61 (2) 9850 7863
Fax: + 61 (2) 9850 7686
Email: paul.govind@mq.edu.au

Content owner: School of Law Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 12:17pm

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