Human Rights, Climate Change and The Trillionth Ton (H. Shue)

Author Henry Shue Keywords Right to Life, Right to Health, Right to Subsistence, Framework Convention of Climate Change Excerpt The desultory, almost leisurely approach of most of the world’s national states to climate change reflects no detectable sense of urgency. My question is what, if anything, is wrong with this persistent lack of urgency. My […]

Enforcing EUCHR Principles and Fundamental Rights in Environmental Cases (N.M. De Sadeleer)

Author Nicolas Michel De Sadeleer Keywords right to a clean environment, right to health, European Union Charter of Human Rights (EUCHR), EU environmental law, private enforcement of environmental law, access to justice, European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), right to private and family life and the home Abstract So far, EU treaty law does not […]

Climate Change, Human Rights and Moral Thresholds (S. Caney)

Author(s) Simon Caney Keywords frameworks, impacts of climate change, human rights-centered analysis, cost-benefit, security-based analyses, right to life, right to health, right to subsistence, ethics, anthropogenic climate change, violation of rights, policy, mitigation, adaptation, compensation, international relations, vulnerability Abstract EXTRACT: “I argue that: 1. Climate change jeopardizes some key human rights. 2. A “human-rights”-centered analysis […]

The Contribution of International Rights Law to Environmental Protection, with Special Reference to Global Change (A. A. Cançado Trindade)

Author(s) A.A. Cançado Trindade Keywords human rights, environmental protection, globalization, internationalization, temporal dimension, right to life, Ratio Legis, right to health, healthy environment, vulnerability, implementation, international refugee law Abstract I. The Growth of Human Rights Protection and Environmental Protection: From Internationalization to Globalization. II. The Incidence of the Temporal Dimension in Environmental Protection and in […]

Human Rights and the Environment: Substantive Rights (D Shelton)

Author Diana Shelton Keywords Human rights and environment, multiple sources, right to life, right to health, right to privacy, right to standard of living, balance, environment, economic advancement Abstract This chapter focuses on the relationship between human rights and the environment. The chapter describes multiple sources of human rights and environmental obligations, including international treaties, […]