The impact on the Inuit of environmental degradation to the Canadian Arctic (B.W. Morse and M. Zakrison)

Author(s)

Bradford W. Morse and Michelle Zakrison

Keywords

Environment, Human rights, International law, Arctic, Canada, Climate change, Environmental degradation, Human rights, Indigenous peoples

Abstract

Considers how the indigenous Inuit population of the Canadian Arctic is being affected by the environmental degradation of the region caused by climate change and other factors. Discusses the population’s capacity to respond to this problem through the territorial and regional governments established through a series of land claim settlements, and examines the effectiveness of the federal Government in dealing with environmental issues in Northern Canada . Assesses the possible application of the UN human rights instruments to assert an Inuit right to a clean environment.

Citation

(2010 ) 39(1) Common Law World Review 48-68

Paper

The impact on the Inuit of environmental degradation to the Canadian Arctic