Environmental Protection and Human Rights

Environmental Protection and Human Rights

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Donald K. Anton, Dinah L. Shelton
Cambridge University Press, 4/18/2011
EAN 9780521766388, ISBN10: 0521766389

Hardcover, 1026 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 5.4 cm
Language: English

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.

1. Law and the environment
2. The environment as a human rights issue
3. An introduction to human rights origins and theory
4. The international protection of human rights
5. International human rights institutions and procedures
6. Substantive human rights
7. Procedural human rights and the environment
8. Indigenous peoples, rights and the environment
9. Humanitarian crises
armed conflicts and other disasters
10. Environmental rights and international finance
the World Bank example
11. Human rights, the environment, and corporate accountability
12. Case studies.