Human Rights Approaches to Environmental Protection: Human Rights Approaches To Env

Paperback | February 1, 1998

byAlan E. Boyle, Michael R. Anderson

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This collection of essays explores links between the environment and human rights, and responds to the growing debate among activists, lawyers, academics and policy-makers on the legal status of environmental rights in both international and domestic law, and on the proposals for a human rightto a satisfactory environment. The collection is an original and timely contribution to the existing literature on this subject, and offers a sustained analysis which addresses both the conceptual and practical problems of environmental rights. The conceptual dimensions are particularly rich,raising fundamental questions concerning the human/environment relationship as well as more general issues regarding the form, content and limitations of international and domestic human rights law. The first part of the book deals mainly with the protection of the environment in international humanrights law and EC law, while part two concentrates on problems and experience in developing countries, some of which have already incorporated environmental rights and international constitutional law and from which a growing jurisprudence has emerged. This is where at present human rightsapproaches seem to be of greatest value. Each chapter is written by an author well qualified in the field. The volume will have a wide appeal to anyone interested in environmental law and human rights.

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This collection of essays explores links between the environment and human rights, and responds to the growing debate among activists, lawyers, academics and policy-makers on the legal status of environmental rights in both international and domestic law, and on the proposals for a human rightto a satisfactory environment. The collecti...

Alan Boyle is Professor of International Law at the University of Edinburgh. He is a joint secretary of the British Branch of the International Law Association and is chair of the branch committee on International Environmental Law and a member of the ILA Committee on water resources law. Michael Anderson in Director of Studies at the...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:334 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198267894

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1. Michael Anderson: Human Rights Approaches to Environmental Protection: An OverviewInternational Dimensions2. Professor J. G. Merrills: Environmental Protection and Human Rights: Conceptual Aspects3. Professor Alan Boyle: The Role of International Human Rights Law and the Protection of the Environment4. Catherine Redgwell: Life, The Universe and Everything: A Critique of Anthropocentric Rights5. Dr Robin Churchill: Environmental Rights in Existing Human Rights Treaties6. S. Douglas-Scott: Environmental Rights in the European Union: Participatory Democracy or Democratic Deficit7. James Cameron and Ruth Mackenzie: Access to Environmental Justice and Procedural Rights in International InstitutionsNational Case Studies8. Francois du Bois: Social Justice and the Judicial Enforcement of Environmental Rights and Duties9. Jan Glazewski: Environmental Rights and the New South African Constitution10. Michael Anderson: Individual Rights to Environmental Protection in India11. Dr Andrew Harding: Practical Human Rights, NGOs and the Environment in Malaysia12. Adriana Fabra: Indiginous peoples, Environmental Degradation and Human Rights: A Case Study13. Edesio Fernandez: Constitutional Environmental Rights in Brazil14. Martin Lau: Islam and Judicial Activism: Public Address Litigation under Environmental Protection in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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