The Roots of Influence: Nongovernmental Organizations and the Relationship Between Human Rights and the Environment (C. Tracy)

Author Christopher Tracy Keywords NGOs, non-governmental organisations, human rights, environment, dignity, future generations, indigenous right, environmental protection, Rio, legitimacy, international relations Extract “Part I of this Article will address the history and development of NGOs. Particular attention will be given to the rationale espoused by various NGOs for their participation in certain global concerns or […]

Human Rights and Environmental Regulation (R. M. Bratspies)

Author(s) Rebecca M. Bratspies Keywords environment, regulation, BP Oil Spill, United States, US, legal obligations, participations, fairness, accountability, legitimacy Abstract Because environmental regulators exercise vast discretion against a background of scientific uncertainty, the background assumptions they use to guide their decisionmaking are particularly influential. This article suggests that were federal regulators to view themselves as […]