The Need for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Norm Diffusion: The Case of Fair and Equitable Benefit-sharing (L. Parks and E. Morgera)

Authors Louisa Parks and Elisa Morgera Keywords benefit-sharing, international law, environmental law, human rights law, human rights, oceans law, regulation, national law, regional law, indigenous peoples, local communities, norm diffusion, scholarship, conservation, sustainability, natural resources, power asymmetry Abstract No systematic study discusses the evolution of fair and equitable benefit-sharing across various areas of international law […]

Rights with limits: biocultural rights – between self-determination and conservation of the environment (Sajeva)

Author Guilia Sajeva Keywords Biocultural rights, conservation of the environment, indigenous peoples, local communities, stewardship Abstract Kabir Bavikatte has recently argued that a new ‘basket’ of group rights is emerging from the interpretation of multilateral environmental agreements, domestic law and case law, and from shifts in the development discourse and the struggles of communities. He […]

Environmental Rights and International Peace: Protections of Biological and Cultural Diversity: Emerging Recognition of Local Community Rights in Ecosystems Under International Environmental Law (L. P. Breckenridge)

Author(s) Lee. P. Breckenridge Keywords United Nations, UN, environmental protection, development, international policies, biological diversity, ecosystems, international peace, cultural diversity, local communities, community rights Abstract INTRODUCTIONThe United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 forged a new consensus on international environmental policies to protect the world’s biological […]

Unmasking Chinese Business Enterprises: Using Information Disclosure Laws to Enhance Public Participation …(T. Riley and C. Huiyan)

Author(s) Timothy Riley and Cai Huiyan Keywords China, access to environmental information, corporate disclosure, Chinese businesses, government decisions, corporate decisions, public participation, impact, local communities, ecosystems Abstract This article argues that the existing state of corporate disclosure law and regulations in China is insufficient to allow the Chinese public adequate access to environmental information. As […]

Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity (R. Boelens, et al)

Editor(s) Rutgerd Boelens, David Getches and Armando Guevara Gil Keywords Water, land, culture, livelihoods, identity, multicultural societies, indigenous communities, local communities, social mobility, sustainability Abstract Water is not only a source of life and culture. It is also a source of power, conflicting interests and identity battles. Rights to materially access, culturally organize and politically […]