The Case of Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua: A New Step in the International Law of Indigenous Peoples (S. J. Anaya and C. Grossman)

Author(s) S. James Anaya and Claudio Grossman Keywords indigenous communities, Nicaragua, Mayagna, sumo, environmental protection, equality, land rights, America, human rights systems, Awas Tingni, international law, logging, preservation of culture, natural resources, developing nations, displacement, sustainable development Abstract The people of Awas Tingni did not set about to forge an international legal precedent with implications […]

Environment, Equality, and Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights in the Inter-American Human Rights System: Mayagna (Sumo) Indigenous Community of Awas Tingni v. Nicaragua (J. A. Amiott)

Author Jennifer A. Amiott Keywords indigenous communities, Nicaragua, Mayagna, sumo, environmental protection, equality, land rights, America, human rights systems, Awas Tingni, international law, logging, preservation of culture, natural resources, developing nations, displacement, sustainable development Abstract Through history, indigenous peoples have been assaulted physically and suffered discrimination; they have seen their cultures undermined, their lands stolen, […]

Interest Group Competition & the Alaska Native Land Claims… (J.R. Boyce & M.A.N. Nilsson)

Author(s) John R. Boyce and Mats A.N. Nilson Keywords Competition, Native land claims, development interests, oil companies, Alaska , environmentalists, Department of Interior, voting, conservation, clear objectives, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Abstract This article examines the competition among three main sets of interest groups during the struggle to resolve the Native land claims issue: […]

Environmental disputes and human rights violations… (R.D. Clark)

Author Richard D. Clark ( John Carroll University , Ohio , USA ) Keywords Human rights violations; environmental degradation; corporate power Abstract As multinational trade has become more prevalent, more governments are being pressured to lower their environmental standards to accommodate the wishes of large international corporations. With large profits at stake, governments and corporations […]

Public interest litigation concerning environmental matters before human rights courts…(C. Schall)

Author Christian Schall Keywords Environment; European Court of HumanRights; humanrights; locus standi (standing); access to justice; Aarhus Convention; public interest. Abstract This article endeavours to explain the current state of environmental public interest litigation before the three regional humanrights bodies of Europe, America and Africa in the light of their constituting treaties and case law. […]