Sustainable Development in International Law
Over the past decades, the concept of sustainable development has been accepted by international community due to the serious environmental problems. However, the debates surrounding the legal status of sustainable development are continuing all the time. Apparently, sustainable development should be seen as a binding principle of international customary law and its broad policy goal, found in certain international treaties has specific meanings in the text of international laws.
Qunjie Xu, Honghua Ge and Junxi Zhang
K. P. Gan "Sustainable Development in International Law", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 361-363, pp. 1937-1941, 2012