Human Rights and the Environment (S. Glazebrook)

Author Justice Susan Glazebrook (New Zealand Court of Appeal) Keywords Environment, human rights, regional, Pacific Abstract This paper examines whether there is already a human right to an environment of quality and, if not, whether existing humanrights adequately address environmental issues. After answering both these questions in the negative, it concludes that there should be […]

Do human rights help or hinder environmental protection? (C. Gearty)

Author Conor Gearty (LSE, UK) Keywords human rights, environmental protection, social movements, civil and political rights, economic and social rights Abstract It is acknowledged that traditional approaches to human rights can have and have had a negative impact in the field of environmental protection. But the emphasis in human rights on controlling the abuse of […]