Getting over the Hump: Establishing A Right to Environmental Protection for Indigenous Peoples in the Inter-American Human Rights System (T. Thompson)

Author Travis Thompson Keywords Human Rights, International Law, Human Right to a Healthy Environment, Environmental Protection, Inter-American Human Rights System, Indigenous People, Inuit Excerpt Introduction Climate change is threatening the traditional way of life for indigenous peoples and the Inter-American Human Rights System  declines to combat this growing problem by refusing to acknowledge a right […]

The Human Right to a Clean, Balanced and Protected Environment (J. Symonides)

Author Janusz Symonides Keywords Human Right to a Healthy Environment, International Law, Domestic Law, Education, Participation, Recourse and Sanctions, International Protection Excerpt Since the December 1968 General Assembly’s resolution in which for the first time the United Nations admitted the linkage between environmental protection and human rights and expressed concern that environmental changes could have […]

Environmental Rights in the European Community (D. Shelton)

Author Dinah Shelton Keywords European Community Law, Human Right to a Healthy Environment Excerpt The treaties creating the European Community contain neither a catalogue of Human Rights nor a reference to environmental protection. This is not surprising, given the focus of the Community, as well as its relatively early date of inception. The language closest […]

International Legal Protection for Victims of Environmental Abuse (M.L. Schwartz)

Author(s) Michelle Leighton Schwartz Keywords Human Rights, Right to life, Rights of indigenous peoples, procedural human rights, human right to a healthy environment, environmental refugees, desertification, flooding, international finance institutions, International Court of Justice, International Labour Organisation Excerpt Environmental disasters are increasing. They often result from human activities, such as the disposal of toxic chemicals, […]

Human Rights, Human Development, and the Right to a Healthy Environment: An Analytical Framework (M.J. Rogge)

Author(s) Malcom James Rogge Keywords Human Rights, Development, Human Right to a Healthy Environment, Public Participation, Abstract This paper provides a framework for understanding the profound interrelationship of human rights, human development, and the right to a healthy environment. The author argues that concerted public action in environmental affairs is necessary for true advancement in […]