• Human Rights in Tourism. Effectiveness of Tourism Legislation upon the Realization of the Right to Development of Local Communities in Mozambique

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Emerson Lopes was born in Quelimane, Mozambique, in 1987. He obtained his LLB degree from the Eduardo Mondlane University 2008; and his LLM degree from the University of Pretoria 2010. He served as a Portuguese Speaking Legal Assistant at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. His area of interest is corporate human rights obligations)


There are few studies addressing the interconnections between human rights and tourism. This study is particularly significant as it seeks to explore the role of national legislation in incorporating human rights issues into tourism agenda. It tackles together the areas of tourism and human rights which have been subject to considerable research, but often in parallel rather than tackling these areas together. It particularly addresses the issue of realization of the human right to development of communities living within or adjacent to areas where the natural resources and tourism investments are located.

MATERIAS: Human rights, Tourism, Right to Development, Local communities, Mozambique, natural resources, communities development