Claiming Environmental Rights: Some Possibilities Offered by the United Nations’ Human Rights Mechanisms (C. Dommen)

Author(s) Caroline Dommen Keywords environmental rights, United Nations, mechanisms, redress, environmental harm Abstract Individuals and groups seeking to prevent environmental harm, or seeking reparation of such harm after it has occurred are likely to find that international human rights procedures and institutions provide interesting avenues for redress. This article will describe and evaluate ways the […]

Enforcing Environmental Human Rights: Selected Strategies of US NGOs (J. Cassel)

Author(s) Jennifer Cassel Keywords environmental harm, human rights violations, international human rights law, NGO’s, US, United States, environmental human rights Abstract In spite of the clear link between environmental harm and human rights violations, international human rights law which contemplates environmental destruction as a violation of human rights has only recently begun to emerge, and […]

Environmental Justice and the Rights of Unborn and Future Generations: Law, Environmental Harm and the Right to Health (L. Westra)

Author Laura Westra, President of the Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) Keywords social justice, rights of future generations, environmental justice, law, environmental harm, health, right to health, human rights Abstract The traditional concept of social justice is increasingly being challenged by the notion of a human-kind which spans current and future generations. This book is […]

Learning from Environmental Justice: A New Model for International Justice (H.M. Osofsky)

Author Hari M. Osofsky Keywords International law, international environmental law, environmental rights, environmental justice, environmental harm Abstract This article proposes a model for engaging complex international environmental rights problems more systematically. Part II explores the characterization problem that stymies international law solutions to environmental harm to humans. Part III uses United States environmental justice litigation […]

Human rights challenges and adequacy of state responses to natural disaster (M. Stallworthy)

Author Mark Stallworthy Keywords Disasters; Environmental protection; Human rights; Russia Abstract Examines the European Court of Human Rights decision in Budayeva v Russia (15339/02) on whether public authorities were in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 arts 2, 8 and Protocol 1 art.1 when, after a series of mudslides in which there […]