An Environmental Rights Amendment: Good Message, Bad Idea (J. B. Ruhl)

Author(s) J.B. Ruhl Keywords Constitutional law, United States constitution, environmental law, right to clean and healthy environment, rights of future generations, natural resources, national natural resources, constitutional amendment Extract “After having lain dormant for almost twenty years, proposals for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would elevate environmental protection to the status of […]

Environmental Justice and the Rights of Unborn and Future Generations: Law, Environmental Harm and the Right to Health (L. Westra)

Author Laura Westra, President of the Global Ecological Integrity Group (GEIG) Keywords social justice, rights of future generations, environmental justice, law, environmental harm, health, right to health, human rights Abstract The traditional concept of social justice is increasingly being challenged by the notion of a human-kind which spans current and future generations. This book is […]

Choosing a Future: Social and Legal Aspects of Climate Change (A. Grear and C. Gearty)

Authors Anna Grear and Conor Gearty Keywords Choosing a future, human rights, environment, rights of future generations, climate justice, climate injustice, policy makers, law and society Abstract Climate change is far more than a problem of measures of carbon dioxide, methane and the production of pollutants. It signals an urgent crisis of human hierarchy and […]