Environmental Rights: The Development of Standards

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Environmental Rights: The Development of Standards Editors: James R. May, Owen McIntyre, Jona Razzaque, Dinah L. Shelton, Stephen J. Turner Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 452 Illustrations and other contents: Worked examples or Exercises Language: English ISBN: 9781108482240 Categories: ,

Environmental rights, also known as the human rights or constitutional rights that are used for the protection of the environment, have proliferated over the last 45 years. However, the precise levels of protection that they represent has since been a major question associated with this phenomenon. Environmental Rights: The Development of Standards systematically investigates this question by analyzing the emerging standards of environmental protection that are associated with such rights and the way that those associations are becoming formalized. It covers all of the relevant human rights treaties to illustrate how environmental rights standards are emerging in this dynamic area. Bringing together an elite group of scholars, this book discusses significant new insights into the way that environmental rights are developing, the standards of protection that they confer, and the way that standards in the field of environmental rights can potentially be further developed in the future.

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'This compendium is a timely, valuable, and insight-filled addition to the blossoming literature on environmental rights. Moving from vague aspirations to concrete standards is a daunting challenge for environmental rights, but urgently needed, and the authors have collectively contributed to a huge advance in our understanding.' David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment and University of British Columbia, Vancouver 'This brilliant collection offers a lasting contribution to our understanding of the issues at the intersection of environmental protection and human rights. The distinguished contributors offer sophisticated analysis of the international, regional and municipal legal frameworks crucial for effective rights-based environmental governance.' Donald K. Anton, Griffith University, Australia 'The emergence of environmental rights in the international legal landscape reflects growing awareness of the serious environmental stresses confronting our planet. The essays in this collection make a valuable contribution to understanding how environmental rights have been translated into standards that set out more specific levels of protection. Ultimately, this process of translation and specification of environmental rights is key to their actual application and relevance.' Marcos A. Orellana, Director of Environment and Human Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, and George Washington University 'This compendium is a timely, valuable, and insight-filled addition to the blossoming literature on environmental rights. Moving from vague aspirations to concrete standards is a daunting challenge for environmental rights, but urgently needed, and the authors have collectively contributed to a huge advance in our understanding.' David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment and University of British Columbia, Vancouver 'This brilliant collection offers a lasting contribution to our understanding of the issues at the intersection of environmental protection and human rights. The distinguished contributors offer sophisticated analysis of the international, regional and municipal legal frameworks crucial for effective rights-based environmental governance.' Donald K. Anton, Griffith University, Australia 'The emergence of environmental rights in the international legal landscape reflects growing awareness of the serious environmental stresses confronting our planet. The essays in this collection make a valuable contribution to understanding how environmental rights have been translated into standards that set out more specific levels of protection. Ultimately, this process of translation and specification of environmental rights is key to their actual application and relevance.' Marcos A. Orellana, Director of Environment and Human Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, and George Washington University

Author Biography

Stephen J. Turner is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln. Dinah L. Shelton is Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law Emeritus at George Washington University, Washington DC. Jona Razzaque is Professor of Environmental Law at Bristol Law School, University of the West of England, Bristol. Owen McIntyre is Professor and Director of the LL.M. at the University College Cork, School of Law. James R. May is Distinguished Professor of Law at Widener University School of Law, Delaware.