The Human Right to a Healthy Environment

This book considers and clarifies many different facets of the international human right to a healthy environment.

The Human Right to a Healthy Environment

Author: John H. Knox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108421199

Page: 275

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This book considers and clarifies many different facets of the international human right to a healthy environment.

Environmental Protection and Human Rights

With unique scholarly analysis and practical discussion, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the relationship between environmental protection and human rights being formalized into law in many legal systems.

Environmental Protection and Human Rights

Author: Donald K. Anton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498525

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With unique scholarly analysis and practical discussion, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the relationship between environmental protection and human rights being formalized into law in many legal systems. This book instructs on environmental techniques and procedures that assist in the protection of human rights. The text provides cogent guidance on a growing international jurisprudence on the promotion and protection of human rights in relation to the environment that has been developed by international and regional human rights bodies and tribunals. It explores a rich body of case law that continues to develop within states on the environmental dimension of the rights to life, to health, and to public participation and access to information. Five compelling contemporary case studies are included that implicate human rights and the environment, ranging from large dam projects to the creation of a new human right to a clean environment.

Human Rights and Public Goods

The Global New Deal William F. Felice, Diana Fuguitt. Human Right to a Healthy
Environment 1. Legal Claim: Right to a clean, ecologically sound, and
sustainable environment 2. Economic Claim: The environment as a global public
good and ...

Human Rights and Public Goods

Author: William F. Felice

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538129337

Page: 452

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This powerful and empowering text offers a way forward for alleviating human suffering, presenting a realistic roadmap for enhanced global governance that can create workable solutions to mass poverty. William Felice and Diana Fuguitt emphasize the critical links between international human rights law, international political economy, and global organizations to formulate effective public policy to alleviate human suffering and protect basic human rights for all. They introduce students to the key legal and economic concepts central to economic and social human rights, including the right to education, a healthy environment, food, basic health care, housing, and clean water. They analyze the legal approaches undertaken by the United Nations and explain the key theories of international political economy (including liberalism, nationalism, and structuralism) and central economic concepts (including global public goods, economic equality, and the capabilities approach). In the last decade, a backlash against economic globalization has been fueled by a variety of politicians around the world. A resurgent nationalism is often pitted against international organizations and frameworks for global cooperation. In this new edition, Felice and Fuguitt account for how the current global political climate has affected national and global policies for the provision of public goods and the protection of human rights. They focus on practical policies and actions that both state and nonstate actors can take to uphold economic and social rights. As the first book to integrate these legal and economic approaches, it provides a practical path to action for students, academics, and policy makers alike.

Foundations of Global Health Human Rights

In rethinking humans' impact on the environment, the UN organized the first
international conference dedicated to ... Despite this interpretation, there remains
no explicit expression of a right to a safe, clean, and healthy environment under ...

Foundations of Global Health   Human Rights

Author: Lawrence O. Gostin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197528295

Page: 504

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Human rights are essential to global health, yet rising threats in an increasingly divided world are challenging the progressive evolution of health-related human rights. It is necessary to empower a new generation of scholars, advocates, and practitioners to sustain the global commitment to universal rights in public health. Looking to the next generation to face the struggles ahead, this book provides a detailed understanding of the evolving relationship between global health and human rights, laying a human rights foundation for the advancement of transformative health policies, programs, and practices. International human rights law has been repeatedly shown to advance health and wellbeing - empowering communities and fostering accountability for realizing the highest attainable standard of health. This book provides a compelling examination of international human rights as essential for advancing public health. It demonstrates how human rights strengthens human autonomy and dignity, while placing clear responsibilities on government to safeguard the public's health and safety. Bringing together leading academics in the field of health and human rights, this volume: (1) explains the norms and principles that define the field, (2) examines the methods and tools for implementing human rights to promote health, (3) applies essential human rights to leading public health threats, and (4) analyzes rising human rights challenges in a rapidly globalizing world. This foundational text shows why interdisciplinary scholarship and action are essential for health-related human rights, placing human rights at the center of public health and securing a future of global health with justice.

Comparative and Global Environmental Law and Policy

Independent Human Right to a Healthy Environment 393 What are a state's
obligations with respect to the right to a healthy environment? This question was
addressed in 2017 by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in an Advisory ...

Comparative and Global Environmental Law and Policy

Author: Tseming Yang

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 0735577293

Page: 1064

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Written by leading scholars and experts with extensive practice and teaching experience in the field, Comparative and Global Environmental Law and Policy offers a student-friendly approach to the study of a rapidly evolving and important area of law. Its multi-jurisdictional selection of judicial opinions and legal materials introduces students to the worldwide reach of environmental law. Through its substance, the book familiarizes students not only with governing and emerging legal principles but also demonstrates how legal norms are applied to specific issues and contexts, illustrating how law-on-the-books becomes law-in-action. Student understanding is reinforced by problem exercises and discussion questions. Professors and students will benefit from: A multi-jurisdictional selection of environmental law cases and regulatory materials from across the world, with many cases from the developing world and emerging economies. Separate chapters on rapidly evolving and critical topics such as rights of nature, sustainability, corporations and private environmental governance, human rights and the environment, and climate change. Presentation of basic background principles of environmental law, institutions, and governance and their operation in international, national and subnational systems, including indigenous governance systems. Emphasis across the book on issues of institutions and governance as well as enforcement and effectiveness. Judicial opinions providing an authoritative articulation of how legal principles are applied in various systems. Numerous problem exercises and discussion questions to introduce topics and reinforce concepts and materials. Integrated perspective on the relationship of international and transnational environmental law, national environmental law, environmental norms and principles in other settings such as in private environmental governance, and governance institutions.

The Right to a Healthy Environment

Building on his previous book, The Environmental Rights Revolution (2012), David R. Boyd describes how recognizing the constitutional right to a healthy environment could have a transformative impact by empowering citizens, holding ...

The Right to a Healthy Environment

Author: David R. Boyd

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774824158

Page: 336

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Canada has abundant natural wealth, beautiful landscapes, vast forests, and thousands of rivers and lakes. The land defines Canadians as a people, yet the country has one of the industrialized world's worst environmental records. Building on his previous book, The Environmental Rights Revolution (2012), David R. Boyd describes how recognizing the constitutional right to a healthy environment could have a transformative impact by empowering citizens, holding governments and industry accountable, and improving Canada's green record. This important and provocative book provides a road map to protect human health, the well-being of the planet, and the interests of future generations.

Earth Law

The rights of future generations and human environmental rights (co-violations)
At least 155 national governments have recognized that humans possess a right
to a healthy environment.53 Recently, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
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Earth Law

Author: Anthony R. Zelle

Publisher:

ISBN: 1543820689

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"This book is a collaborative effort by more than twenty law school professors and thought leaders across the globe. In addition to providing a text for a semester-long classroom curriculum, the book will include a compendium of ecocentric law that will serve as a comprehensive reference for practitioners"--

Historical Dictionary of Human Rights

Jacques Fomerand. Taket, A. R. Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights
. ... Water Bulto, Takele S. The Extraterritorial Application of the Human Right to
Water in Africa. ... Sustainable Consumption: The Right to a Healthy Environment.

Historical Dictionary of Human Rights

Author: Jacques Fomerand

Publisher:

ISBN: 1538123061

Page: 960

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The second edition of Historical Dictionary of Human Rights contains a chronology, an introduction, an extensive bibliography and the dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries.

Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change

This book examines the current status of environmental human rights at the international, regional, and national levels and provides a critical analysis of possible future developments in this area, particularly in the context of a changing ...

Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change

Author: Bridget Lewis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 981131960X

Page: 250

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This book examines the current status of environmental human rights at the international, regional, and national levels and provides a critical analysis of possible future developments in this area, particularly in the context of a changing climate. It examines various conceptualisations of environmental human rights, including procedural rights relating to the environment, constitutional environmental rights, the environmental dimensions of existing human rights such as the rights to water, health, food, housing and life, and the notion of a stand-alone human right to a healthy environment. The book addresses the topic from a variety of perspectives, drawing on underlying theories of human rights as well as a range of legal, political, and pragmatic considerations. It examines the scope of current human rights, particularly those enshrined in international and regional human rights law, to explore their application and enforceability in relation to environmental problems, identifying potential barriers to more effective implementation. It also analyses the rationale for constitutional recognition of environmental rights and considers the impact that this area of law has had, both in terms of achieving stronger environmental protection and environmental justice, as well as in influencing the development of human rights law more generally. The book identifies climate change as the key environmental challenge facing the global community, as well as a major cause of negative human rights impacts. It examines the contribution that environmental human rights might make to rights-based approaches to climate change.

A Child s Right to a Healthy Environment

Within this volume, authors examine the impediments to the crucial goals of justice, safety, dignity, well-being, and meaning in children’s lives, factors as varied as socioeconomic stressors, alienated, disengaged parents, and corrosive ...

A Child s Right to a Healthy Environment

Author: James Garbarino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441967916

Page: 235

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It’s a startling reality that more American children are victims—and perpetrators—of violence than those of any other developed country. Yet unlike the other nations, the United States has yet to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Compelling, readable, and interdisciplinary, A Child’s Right to a Healthy Environment provides an abundance of skilled observation, important findings, and keen insights to place children’s well-being in the vanguard of human rights concerns, both in the United States and globally. Within this volume, authors examine the impediments to the crucial goals of justice, safety, dignity, well-being, and meaning in children’s lives, factors as varied as socioeconomic stressors, alienated, disengaged parents, and corrosive moral lessons from the media. The complex role of religious institutions in promoting and, in many cases, curtailing children’s rights is analyzed, as are international efforts by advocates and policymakers to address major threats to children’s development, including: War and natural disasters. Environmental toxins (e.g., malaria and lead poisoning). The child obesity epidemic. Gun violence. Child slavery and trafficking. Toxic elements in contemporary culture. A Child’s Right to a Healthy Environment is a powerful call to action for researchers and professionals in developmental, clinical child, school, and educational psychology as well as psychiatry, pediatrics, social work, general and special education, sociology, and other fields tasked with improving children’s lives.

Linking Human Rights and the Environment

This book brings together contributions from human rights and environmental experts who have devoted much of their work to unifying these two spheres, particularly in the legal arena.

Linking Human Rights and the Environment

Author: Romina Picolotti

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816529346

Page: 264

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Es un libro de consulta valiosa que explora el territorio desconocido que hay entre la legislación ambiental y de los derechos humanos. Más que un tratado teórico, se argumenta que el activismo de los derechos humanos representa una oportunidad importante para hacer frente a las consecuencias humanas de la degradación del medio ambiente y puede servir como un catalizador de ideas y acciones inspiradoras en el mundo real -- Contraportada.

Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Namibia

Third - generation or ' solidarity ' rights are the most recently recognised category
of human rights . ... 220 The right to a healthy environment requires a healthy
human habitat , including clean water , air , and soil that are free from toxins or ...

Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Namibia

Author: Nico Horn

Publisher:

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Page: 300

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Health and Human Rights

An Agenda for Health, Environment and Human Rights? Some important
progress in linking environment and health issues has occured. There is growing,
fruitful attention to how human rights norms can be operationalized in
environmental ...

Health and Human Rights

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Virginia Environmental Law Journal

more effective forum for the adjudication of environmental disputes is a human
rights tribunal." Many recent proposals seek to advance environmental protection
through international human rights, in particular a human right to a healthy ...

Virginia Environmental Law Journal

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Human Rights

not only to such ' new rights as the right to a healthy environment , but also to any
other right ( reconciling the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy
, the freedoms of association and of movement , the right to property and ...

Human Rights

Author: Unesco

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781840144307

Page: 318

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Poverty as a Crime

The Environmental Rights Revolution

David Boyd answers this by moving beyond theoretical debates to measure the practical effects of enshrining the right in constitutions.

The Environmental Rights Revolution

Author: David R. Boyd

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774821639

Page: 468

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The right to a healthy environment has been the subject of extensive philosophical debates that revolve around the question: Should rights to clean air, water, and soil be entrenched in law? David Boyd answers this by moving beyond theoretical debates to measure the practical effects of enshrining the right in constitutions. His pioneering analysis of 193 constitutions and the laws and court decisions of more than 100 nations in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa reveals a positive correlation between constitutional protection and stronger environmental laws, smaller ecological footprints, superior environmental performance, and improved quality of life.

Naturopa

J. Sohnle From policy to impleme The human right to a healthy environment
Thiriet / Phone Ro5 The Rio Declaration on Environment combines the
aspirations of society with and Development adopted in June the rights of the
individual .

Naturopa

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New York University environmental law journal

Currently , only the African Charter of Human and Peoples ' Rights ( African
Charter ) and the American Convention of Human Rights ( American Convention
) expressly contain a thirdgeneration right to a healthy environment ( although ...

New York University environmental law journal

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UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal

131 Yet beyond soft declarations , incorporating environmental concerns into a
normative and binding rights - based paradigm has remained at least partially
elusive . A distinct , universal , and unalienable human right to a healthy natural ...

UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal

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