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The Intersection of International Human Rights and Domestic Environmental Regulation


Rebecca M. Bratspies


City University of New York - School of Law

August 20, 2010

Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 38, 2010

Abstract:     
This Article focuses on how international human rights and their associated environmental norms can be useful for deepening the domestic legal process, particularly in the area of public participation in environmental decision-making in an age of global warming. To make this argument, this Article looks at the process by which the United States approved oil leases in the Chukchi Sea, and how that process might have been improved had it been enriched by the international norms that would generally be considered to make up the putative right to a healthy environment.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: human rights, environmental regulation, Arctic, environmental rights, oil, chukchi sea, norms, discretion, decisionmaking, transparency, participation

JEL Classification: D70, D73, D81, K32, K33, K23

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Date posted: August 22, 2010  

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Bratspies, Rebecca M., The Intersection of International Human Rights and Domestic Environmental Regulation (August 20, 2010). Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 38, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1662576

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City University of New York - School of Law ( email )
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Long Island City, NY 11101
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