Linda A. Malone
environmental degradation, human rights violation, international human rights, United Nations, environmental human rights, jurisdiction, international law
Whenever environmental degradation results in a human harm that violates accepted human rights norms, an international, regional or domestic human rights committee, commission, and/or court may provide a remedy that can contribute effectively to rectifying the underlying environmental
degradation as well as the human rights violation. This Article chronicles in the United Nations (“UN”) system the array of environmental human rights claims, how to determine and establish jurisdiction in the proper forum, the functions of varying fora where such claims may be filed, and newly emerging rights that have been recognized and legitimized in international law through this process.
(2002) 27 William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review 365.