The global environmental challenge: is the developed world up to it? (F. Van Haren)

Author Frans Van Haren Keywords Environment;Economic development; International environmental law; Politics and law; Sustainable development Abstract Provides an edited version of a speech delivered by President of the Earth Council Institute to the Environment UK 2002 Conference in which he argued that the developed world should take up the challenge of sustainable development by good […]

Sick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development (UNEP/ UN-HABITAT)

Author(s) UNEP and UN-HABITAT Keywords Safe water and sanitation; UNEP; UN-HABITAT; UNSGAB; wastewater management; sustainable development; human and ecological health Abstract With global action and positive momentum towards improving access to safe water and sanitation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), and the UN Secretary Generals Advisory Board on […]

Implications of Indian Supreme Court’s Innovations for Environmental Jurisprudence (G. Sahu)

Author Geetanjoy Sahu Keywords Civil society, environment, innovations, jurisprudence, law, litigation, policy, power, rights, Supreme Court of India. Abstract This paper analyses the implications of innovative methods of the Indian Supreme Court for environmental jurisprudence to protect and improve the environment. Innovative methods are understood in terms of application and creation of new principle and […]

Do human rights help or hinder environmental protection? (C. Gearty)

Author Conor Gearty (LSE, UK) Keywords human rights, environmental protection, social movements, civil and political rights, economic and social rights Abstract It is acknowledged that traditional approaches to human rights can have and have had a negative impact in the field of environmental protection. But the emphasis in human rights on controlling the abuse of […]

Theory meets practice: some current human rights challenges in Canada (J. Hucker)

Author John Hucker Keywords Human rights; protection of lands; Agoriginal Canadians civil and political rights. Abstract The article examines three recent situations in which human rights issues have been in the forefront of public policy debates in Canada. In the first, freedom of expression may have been compromised as a result of foreign policy considerations. […]