Review of The Global Emergence of Constitutional Environmental Rights, by Joshua C. Gellers

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Over the past five decades, many scholars have debated the normative pros and cons of granting legal recognition to the right to live in a healthy environment, a relative newcomer to the library of human rights. Since 1976, this right has spread rapidly across the world, securing constitutional protection and being incorporated into environmental laws in more than 100 nations, and gaining recognition in regional treaties ratified by at least 135 nations (Boyd 2012).

Despite this unprecedented convergence of human rights law and environmental law, few scholars have explored the factors influencing the emergence of these remarkable legal developments, or the practical consequences for people and ecosystems. Joshua C. Gellers, with his slim but idea-filled book, The Global Emergence of Constitutional Environmental Rights, is at the forefront of an exciting new wave of empirical scholarship.

Citation

Boyd, David R. Review of The Global Emergence of Constitutional Environmental Rights, by Joshua C. Gellers. Global Environmental Politics, vol. 18 no. 4, 2018, p. 132-134. Project MUSE muse.jhu.edu/article/709687.

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David R Boyd

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