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 […]

General Authorisations as a Tool to Promote Water Allocation Reform in South Africa (A. Anderson, et al)

Author(s) A. Anderson, G. Quibell, J. Cullis and N. Ncapayi Keywords Compulsory licensing, entitlements, general authorisation, public trust doctrine, redress, South Africa , water allocation reform Abstract South Africa faces significant inequities in access to and use of water for productive purposes. The National Water Act seeks to address these inequities and introduced a public […]

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 […]

Seeking environmental justice in North Maluku: how transformed injustices (L. D’Hondt)

Author Laure D’Hondt Keywords Environment; Human rights; Access to justice; Environmental protection; Indigenous peoples; Indonesia ; Mining Abstract Discusses the findings of research exploring community perceptions of environmental injustice and access to redress at the Kao-Malifut area of North Maluku , Indonesia , the site of gold mining activities. Outlines the chronology of the justice […]