• Human Rights = Environmental Rights?. Commentary on the relationship between human rights, environmental rights, and the right to environment

Publisher:
Lambert Academic Publishing
Publication date:
2011-12-29
Authors:

(Thomas Ng is a licensed Australian attorney. He has taught at various institutions including the University of Hong Kong & the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Thomas received his law degree and postgraduate qualifications from the Queensland University of Technology, La Trobe University & the University of Derby.)
ISBN:
9783847333203

Description:

One of the most seductive areas where environmentalists may look to strengthen the relationship with the human rights world is in the existence of international legal fora. That is, the existence of a quasi-judicial or judicial international process to force States to comply with international human rights law. Presently, international environmental law is lacking of this kind of mechanism. Hence, an important value added of linking these two areas of international law may be the use of international human rights mechanisms/systems for environmental claims. The clever introduction of environmental claims in international human rights fora could lead to the further development of concepts and consequently help broaden the sphere of protection. With this in mind the primary objectives of this book is to show how human rights and environment relate and the challenges in enforcing Environmental human rights.

MATERIAS: Human rights, Environmental Rights, Environmental Law, constitutional law

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