Metabolic Urbanism and Environmental Justice: The Water Conundrum in Bangalore, India (V.K. Mehta, R. Goswami, E. Kemp-Benedict, S. Muddu, and D. Malghan)

Authors V.K. Mehta, R. Goswami, E. Kemp-Benedict, S. Muddu, and D. Malghan Keywords Water, India, Metabolic Urbanism, Environmental Justice Abstract Environmental Justice is the essential peer-reviewed journal that explores the equitable treatment of all people, especially minority and low-income populations, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Published bimonthly Citation (2014) […]

Human Rights and the Evolution of Global Environmental Law (R.V. Percival)

Author Robert V. Percival Keywords environmental concerns, environmental standards, human rights, international law Abstract Environmental problems that jeopardize the health of humans increasingly implicate concerns that have played an important role in the development of international human rights. While some have questioned the wisdom or effectiveness of focusing human rights concerns on environmental problems, it […]

The Human Right to Water (M. Fitzmaurice)

Author(s) Malgosia Fitzmaurice Keywords human right to a clean environment, human right to water, implementation, legal status Abstract In the context of the contentious issue surrounding the legal status and implementation of the general human right to a clean environment, the human right to water is probably the most disputed. Much has been written about […]

Making Sand Castles as the Tide Comes in: Legal Aspects of Climate Justice (E. Burleson)

Author(s) Elizabeth Burleson Keywords Climate Change, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sustainable Development, United Nations, International Law, environmentally sound tech, mitigation, adaptation, sustainable development, and disaster risk management, public participation, Governance, water Abstract Achieving climate justice and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are mutually- reinforcing challenges. The achievement of both is well within the capacity of […]

Road to 2015: The European Union and the Realisation of the Human Right to Water (V. Deloge)

Author Vivien Deloge Keywords Human right, drinking water, sanitation, UN, EU, rights-based approach, EU institutional endorsement Abstract Following the recognition of the human right to drinking water and sanitation by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and Human Rights Council in 2010, one can wonder to what extent the normative content of the right to […]