Claiming Environmental Rights: Some Possibilities Offered by the United Nations’ Human Rights Mechanisms (C. Dommen)

Author(s) Caroline Dommen Keywords environmental rights, United Nations, mechanisms, redress, environmental harm Abstract Individuals and groups seeking to prevent environmental harm, or seeking reparation of such harm after it has occurred are likely to find that international human rights procedures and institutions provide interesting avenues for redress. This article will describe and evaluate ways the […]

Human Rights and the Environment: Where Next? (A. Boyle)

Author(s) Alan Boyle Keywords environmental protection, international law, UNHRC, human rights law, procedural rights, mechanisms, extra-territorial application, transboundary pollution, global climate change Abstract The relationship between human rights and environmental protection in international law is far from simple or straightforward. A new attempt to codify and develop international law on this subject was initiated by the UNHRC […]

Linking Human Rights and Environment (R. Picolotti and J.D. Taillant)

Author(s) Romina Picolotti and Jorge Daniel Taillant Keywords Environmental protection, human rights, healthy environment, remedy, mechanisms, redress Abstract Through examples ranging from water rights to women’s rights, this collection offers practical ways in which environmental protection can be approached through human rights instruments. Its coverage includes reviews of existing international laws and treaties that establish […]