Jennifer Gleason and Elizabeth Mitchell
human rights, environment, environmental defenders, collaboration, United Nations, free speech, association rights, formal and informal mechanisms
Part I of this Article describes the defining characteristics of an environmental defender. Part II reviews the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and related regional declarations. Part III examines examples of domestic laws that directly contradict the free speech and association rights of environmental advocates. Part IV briefly discusses the formal and informal mechanisms that defenders use to overcome these obstacles.
(2009)11 Oregon Review of International Law 267