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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Despite a long history of "compensation principle" in customary inter national law, this principle regarding environmental damages has attracted, only in recent decades, the attention of the international community, as well as international law experts. Accordingly, this basic question was raised that, what principles and rules govern on the compensation of environmental damages? Can we contain such damages under the general rules of compensation in international law, because of the extent and unique concept of such damages? In response to this question , although state practice and international judicial practice ,in present conditions ,indicate applying such general rules of compensation in this issue ,based on some reasons, applying such general rules, does not seem suitable and practical. therefore, codification and development of a specific environmental com¬pensation system is not avoidable.