The Human Right to a Healthy Environment

The Human Right to a Healthy Environment

In The Human Right to a Healthy Environment, a diverse set of scholars and practitioners, all of whom have been instrumental in defining the relationship between human rights and the environment, provide their thoughts on what is, or should ...

Author: John H. Knox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108369299

Category: Political Science

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The absence of a globally recognized right to a healthy environment has not prevented the development of human rights norms relating to the environment. Indeed, one of the most noteworthy aspects of human rights law over the last twenty years is that UN treaty bodies, regional tribunals, special rapporteurs, and other human rights mechanisms have applied human rights law to environmental issues even without a stand-alone, justiciable human right to a healthy environment. In The Human Right to a Healthy Environment, a diverse set of scholars and practitioners, all of whom have been instrumental in defining the relationship between human rights and the environment, provide their thoughts on what is, or should be, the role of an international human right to a healthy environment. The right to a healthy environment could be a capstone to this field of law, could help to provide structure to it, or could move it in new directions.
Categories: Political Science

The Human Right to a Healthy Environment

The Human Right to a Healthy Environment

This book considers and clarifies many different facets of the international human right to a healthy environment.

Author: John H. Knox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108421195

Category: Law

Page: 275

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This book considers and clarifies many different facets of the international human right to a healthy environment.
Categories: Law

The Right to a Healthy Environment

The Right to a Healthy Environment

Building on his previous book, The Environmental Rights Revolution (2012), David R. Boyd describes how recognizing the constitutional right to a healthy environment could have a transformative impact by empowering citizens, holding ...

Author: David R. Boyd

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774824156

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Canada has abundant natural wealth, beautiful landscapes, vast forests, and thousands of rivers and lakes. The land defines Canadians as a people, yet the country has one of the industrialized world's worst environmental records. Building on his previous book, The Environmental Rights Revolution (2012), David R. Boyd describes how recognizing the constitutional right to a healthy environment could have a transformative impact by empowering citizens, holding governments and industry accountable, and improving Canada's green record. This important and provocative book provides a road map to protect human health, the well-being of the planet, and the interests of future generations.
Categories: Law

A Child s Right to a Healthy Environment

A Child s Right to a Healthy Environment

Within this volume, authors examine the impediments to the crucial goals of justice, safety, dignity, well-being, and meaning in children’s lives, factors as varied as socioeconomic stressors, alienated, disengaged parents, and corrosive ...

Author: James Garbarino

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1441967893

Category: Medical

Page: 235

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It’s a startling reality that more American children are victims—and perpetrators—of violence than those of any other developed country. Yet unlike the other nations, the United States has yet to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Compelling, readable, and interdisciplinary, A Child’s Right to a Healthy Environment provides an abundance of skilled observation, important findings, and keen insights to place children’s well-being in the vanguard of human rights concerns, both in the United States and globally. Within this volume, authors examine the impediments to the crucial goals of justice, safety, dignity, well-being, and meaning in children’s lives, factors as varied as socioeconomic stressors, alienated, disengaged parents, and corrosive moral lessons from the media. The complex role of religious institutions in promoting and, in many cases, curtailing children’s rights is analyzed, as are international efforts by advocates and policymakers to address major threats to children’s development, including: War and natural disasters. Environmental toxins (e.g., malaria and lead poisoning). The child obesity epidemic. Gun violence. Child slavery and trafficking. Toxic elements in contemporary culture. A Child’s Right to a Healthy Environment is a powerful call to action for researchers and professionals in developmental, clinical child, school, and educational psychology as well as psychiatry, pediatrics, social work, general and special education, sociology, and other fields tasked with improving children’s lives.
Categories: Medical

Human Rights and the Environment

Human Rights and the Environment

Taking a socio-legal approach, this book will provide a good understanding of both human rights and environmental issues, as well as the limitations of each regime, and will explore the ways in which human rights law and institutions can be ...

Author: Sumudu Atapattu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351757942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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The field of human rights and the environment has grown phenomenally during the last few years and this textbook will be one of the first to encourage students to think critically about how many environmental issues lead to a violation of existing rights. Taking a socio-legal approach, this book will provide a good understanding of both human rights and environmental issues, as well as the limitations of each regime, and will explore the ways in which human rights law and institutions can be used to obtain relief for the victims of environmental degradation or of adverse effects of environmental policies. In addition, it will place an emphasis on climate change and climate policies to highlight the pros and cons of using a human rights framework and to underscore its importance in the context of climate change. As well as identifying emerging issues and areas for further research, each chapter will be rich in pedagogical features, including web links to further research and discussion questions for beyond the classroom. Combining their specialisms in law and politics, Atapattu and Schapper have developed a truly inter-disciplinary resource that will be essential for students of human rights, environmental studies, international law, international relations, politics, and philosophy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Human Rights and the Environment

Human Rights and the Environment

The book examines the genesis and development of environmental rights (or the Right to Environment) in international law and discusses their philosophical, theoretical and legal underpinnings in the context of sustainable development and ...

Author: Linda Hajjar Leib

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789004188648

Category: Law

Page: 182

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The book examines the genesis and development of environmental rights (or the Right to Environment) in international law and discusses their philosophical, theoretical and legal underpinnings in the context of sustainable development and the notion of solidarity rights.
Categories: Law

The Environmental Rights Revolution

The Environmental Rights Revolution

In The Environmental Rights Revolution, David Boyd, one of Canada's leading environmental lawyers, answers this question by moving beyond theoretical debate to measure the practical effects of enshrining the right to a healthy environment ...

Author: David R. Boyd

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press

ISBN: 0774821612

Category: Law

Page: 443

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The right to a healthy environment has been the subject of extensive philosophical debates that revolve around the question: Should rights to clean air, water, and soil be entrenched in law? David Boyd answers this by moving beyond theoretical debate to measure the practical effects of enshrining the right in constitutions. His pioneering analysis of 193 constitutions and the laws and court decisions of more than 100 nations in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa reveals a positive correlation between constitutional protection and stronger environmental laws, smaller ecological footprints, superior environmental performance, and improved quality of life.
Categories: Law

Research Handbook on Human Rights and the Environment

Research Handbook on Human Rights and the Environment

Bringing together leading international scholars in the field, this Research Handbook interrogates, from various angles and positions, the fractious relationship between human rights and the environment and between human rights and ...

Author: Anna Grear

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782544432

Category: Law

Page: 592

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Bringing together leading international scholars in the field, this Research Handbook interrogates, from various angles and positions, the fractious relationship between human rights and the environment and between human rights and environmental law.
Categories: Law

Are International Human Rights Instruments Effective In Protecting People s Rights from the Global Effects of Climate Change

Are International Human Rights Instruments Effective In Protecting People   s Rights from the Global Effects of Climate Change

Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Public International Law and Human Rights, grade: A, Birkbeck, University of London, language: English, abstract: This study seeks to address the ...

Author: Nouha Rouabah

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668608320

Category: Law

Page: 43

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Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Public International Law and Human Rights, grade: A, Birkbeck, University of London, language: English, abstract: This study seeks to address the issue of climate change through a human rights lens by focusing on the causes of climate change and its impacts on both the environment and human rights. It highlights the close link between capitalist industrialization and environmental degradation and explains how this consequently leads to human rights violations. This research tackles human rights approach to climate change with a special focus on international human rights instruments mainly the two international covenants, the ICCPR and the ICESCR, it seeks to understand whether they impose international obligations on states to protect human rights from the adverse effects of climate change and how those imposed duties can be enforced to effectively protect people’s rights. Unfortunately, this paper will reach to the conclusion that the existing human rights law does not adequately protect human rights from the lethal threat of climate change, due to the absence of a universally recognized right to a healthy environment, moreover, despite the possibility of the extraterritorial application of the ICESCR, the political will of states to cooperate under the provisions of the covenant to face the issue of climate change seems to be also absent.
Categories: Law

Human Rights and the Environment

Human Rights and the Environment

This book brings together, for the first time, international texts relating to individual and collective rights to environmental protection standards, for the benefit of present and future generations.

Author: Maguelonne Dejeant-Pons

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287147776

Category: Abused women

Page: 326

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This book brings together, for the first time, international texts relating to individual and collective rights to environmental protection standards, for the benefit of present and future generations. These rights include access to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters. This publication will be of interest to human rights specialists, environmentalists and all those wishing to exercise environmental rights.
Categories: Abused women

Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change

Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change

This book examines the current status of environmental human rights at the international, regional, and national levels and provides a critical analysis of possible future developments in this area, particularly in the context of a changing ...

Author: Bridget Lewis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811319600

Category: Law

Page: 250

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This book examines the current status of environmental human rights at the international, regional, and national levels and provides a critical analysis of possible future developments in this area, particularly in the context of a changing climate. It examines various conceptualisations of environmental human rights, including procedural rights relating to the environment, constitutional environmental rights, the environmental dimensions of existing human rights such as the rights to water, health, food, housing and life, and the notion of a stand-alone human right to a healthy environment. The book addresses the topic from a variety of perspectives, drawing on underlying theories of human rights as well as a range of legal, political, and pragmatic considerations. It examines the scope of current human rights, particularly those enshrined in international and regional human rights law, to explore their application and enforceability in relation to environmental problems, identifying potential barriers to more effective implementation. It also analyses the rationale for constitutional recognition of environmental rights and considers the impact that this area of law has had, both in terms of achieving stronger environmental protection and environmental justice, as well as in influencing the development of human rights law more generally. The book identifies climate change as the key environmental challenge facing the global community, as well as a major cause of negative human rights impacts. It examines the contribution that environmental human rights might make to rights-based approaches to climate change.
Categories: Law

The Environmental Rights Revolution

The Environmental Rights Revolution

David Boyd answers this by moving beyond theoretical debates to measure the practical effects of enshrining the right in constitutions.

Author: David R. Boyd

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774821636

Category: Law

Page: 468

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The right to a healthy environment has been the subject of extensive philosophical debates that revolve around the question: Should rights to clean air, water, and soil be entrenched in law? David Boyd answers this by moving beyond theoretical debates to measure the practical effects of enshrining the right in constitutions. His pioneering analysis of 193 constitutions and the laws and court decisions of more than 100 nations in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa reveals a positive correlation between constitutional protection and stronger environmental laws, smaller ecological footprints, superior environmental performance, and improved quality of life.
Categories: Law

Virginia Environmental Law Journal

Virginia Environmental Law Journal

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ISBN: UCAL:B5113421

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals

Manual on human rights and the environment 2nd edition

Manual on human rights and the environment   2nd edition

The European Court of Human Rights regularly examines complaints in which individuals argue that a breach of their Convention rights is the result of adverse environmental factors.This manual also takes account of the relevant decisions of ...

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287177858

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

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Human rights and the environment have become increasingly interconnected. This updated manual seeks to contribute to a better understanding of this relationship by taking into account the new pertinent case law of the European Court of Human Rights. While the European Convention on Human Rights does not guarantee a specific right to a healthy and sound environment, the general standards deriving from it may nonetheless also apply to environmental matters. The European Court of Human Rights regularly examines complaints in which individuals argue that a breach of their Convention rights is the result of adverse environmental factors.This manual also takes account of the relevant decisions of the European Committee of Social Rights which has interpreted the right to protection of health under the European Social Charter as including a right to a healthy environment.Examples of good national practices have been compiled on the basis of the contributions of several member states and included in an appendix to the manual.The aim is to present the emerging principles on environmental protection in a systematic and accessible way.
Categories: Political Science

Human Rights

Human Rights

not only to such ' new rights as the right to a healthy environment , but also to any
other right ( reconciling the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy
, the freedoms of association and of movement , the right to property and ...

Author: Mark Boynton

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015046008937

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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Poverty as a Crime
Categories: Political Science

Naturopa

Naturopa

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00817875R

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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Categories: Conservation of natural resources

Water as a Human Right

Water as a Human Right

Formally acknowledging water as a human right could encourage the international community and governments to enhance their efforts to satisfy basic human needs and to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

Author: John Scanlon

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831707854

Category: Nature

Page: 53

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Formally acknowledging water as a human right could encourage the international community and governments to enhance their efforts to satisfy basic human needs and to meet the Millennium Development Goals. But critical questions arise in relation to a right to water. What would be the benefits and content of such a right? What mechanisms would be required for its effective implementation? Should the duty be placed on governments alone, or should the responsibility also be borne by private actors? Is another 'academic debate' on this subject warranted when action is really what is necessary? Without claiming to prescribe the answers, this publication clearly and carefully sets out the competing arguments and the challenges.
Categories: Nature