This article examines the genesis and scope of the IUCN draft Covenant. It (a) describes IUCN's interest and experience in preparing the proposed draft Covenant; (b) analyzes the roles the draft Covenant can serve; and (c) identifies some illustrative precedents for the Articles of the draft Covenant.
Nicholas A. Robinson, IUCN's Proposed Covenant on Environment & Development, 13 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 133 (1995), available at http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/380/.