Human rights and the environment: key issues

By: Atapattu, Sumudu
Contributor(s): Schapper, Andrea [Co-author]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Key issues in environment and sustainabilityPublisher: Oxon Routledge 2019Description: xxv, 358 p. Include references and indexISBN: 9781138722750Subject(s): Environmental law - International | International law and human rights | Climatic changes - Law and legislationDDC classification: 344.046 Summary: The field of human rights and the environment has grown phenomenally during the last few years and this textbook will be one of the first to encourage students to think critically about how many environmental issues lead to a violation of existing rights. Taking a socio-legal approach, this book will provide a good understanding of both human rights and environmental issues, as well as the limitations of each regime, and will explore the ways in which human rights law and institutions can be used to obtain relief for the victims of environmental degradation or of adverse effects of environmental policies. In addition, it will place an emphasis on climate change and climate policies to highlight the pros and cons of using a human rights framework and to underscore its importance in the context of climate change. As well as identifying emerging issues and areas for further research, each chapter will be rich in pedagogical features, including web links to further research and discussion questions beyond the classroom. Combining their specialisms in law and politics, Atapattu and Schapper have developed a truly inter-disciplinary resource that will be essential for students of human rights, environmental studies, international law, international relations, politics, and philosophy. https://www.routledge.com/Human-Rights-and-the-Environment-Key-Issues/Atapattu-Schapper/p/book/9781138722750
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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction and Evolution
1. Human Rights and Environmental Protection: Framing the Issues
2. Emergence of a Human Right to a Healthy Environment
3. Pros and Cons of a Human Rights-Based Approach to Environmental Protection
4. Regional Developments
Part II: Human Rights of special relevance to Environmental Protection
5. Substantive Right
6. Procedural Right
7. Constitutional Developments
8. Selected National Cases
Part III: Climate Change and Human Rights
9. From UNFCCC to Paris Agreement: A Human Rights Assessment
10. Social Movements and Civil Society
11. Vulnerability and Climate Change
12. Mitigation, Adaptation, and Loss and Damage
Part IV: Emerging issues related to environmental rights
13. Extraterritorial Application of Environmental Rights
14. Business, Human Rights and the Environment
15. Intergenerational Rights, Animal rights, and the rights of Nature and Ecosystems
16. Human Rights and Environment: Square Pegs in Round Holes?

The field of human rights and the environment has grown phenomenally during the last few years and this textbook will be one of the first to encourage students to think critically about how many environmental issues lead to a violation of existing rights. Taking a socio-legal approach, this book will provide a good understanding of both human rights and environmental issues, as well as the limitations of each regime, and will explore the ways in which human rights law and institutions can be used to obtain relief for the victims of environmental degradation or of adverse effects of environmental policies. In addition, it will place an emphasis on climate change and climate policies to highlight the pros and cons of using a human rights framework and to underscore its importance in the context of climate change. As well as identifying emerging issues and areas for further research, each chapter will be rich in pedagogical features, including web links to further research and discussion questions beyond the classroom.

Combining their specialisms in law and politics, Atapattu and Schapper have developed a truly inter-disciplinary resource that will be essential for students of human rights, environmental studies, international law, international relations, politics, and philosophy.

https://www.routledge.com/Human-Rights-and-the-Environment-Key-Issues/Atapattu-Schapper/p/book/9781138722750

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