No Need to Reinvent the Wheel for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Tackling Climate Change: The Contribution of International Biodiversity Law (E. Morgera)

Author(s) Elisa Morgera Keywords human rights, biodiversity law, climate change, livelihood, ecosystems, mitigation, adaptation, international law, international biodiversity regime, international climate change regime, implementation Abstract This chapter provides a systematic analysis of the ways in which international biodiversity law contributes to the fight against climate change by assessing and preventing the negative impacts on biodiversity […]

The Human Right to Water (M. Fitzmaurice)

Author(s) Malgosia Fitzmaurice Keywords human right to a clean environment, human right to water, implementation, legal status Abstract In the context of the contentious issue surrounding the legal status and implementation of the general human right to a clean environment, the human right to water is probably the most disputed. Much has been written about […]

The Contribution of International Rights Law to Environmental Protection, with Special Reference to Global Change (A. A. Cançado Trindade)

Author(s) A.A. Cançado Trindade Keywords human rights, environmental protection, globalization, internationalization, temporal dimension, right to life, Ratio Legis, right to health, healthy environment, vulnerability, implementation, international refugee law Abstract I. The Growth of Human Rights Protection and Environmental Protection: From Internationalization to Globalization. II. The Incidence of the Temporal Dimension in Environmental Protection and in […]

Access to environmental information in Ireland: implementation challenges (A. Ryall)

Author Aine Ryall Keywords Access to information, EU law, Environmental information, Implementation, Ireland, Legal professional privilege, Public authorities Abstract Examines the implementation of Directive 2003/4 in Ireland under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 as a case study of the challenges it poses. Considers the scope of the discretion it affords to […]