Environmental Protection and Human Rights

18 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2013

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Don Anton

ANU College of Law

Dinah L. Shelton

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: 2011


This book concentrates on the relationship between human rights and the environment. The first chapter provides the framework for the book’s analysis and begins by defining “environment” and noting recent changes to environmental conditions and their causes, such as reduced biodiversity and increased population and resource consumption. The first portion of the chapter concludes by suggesting actions such as removing financial incentives for over-consumption of limited economic resources, that could improve the current environmental trends.

Keywords: environmental law, human rights, renewable resources, nonrenewable resources, consumption

JEL Classification: K32, Q3

Suggested Citation

Anton, Donald K. and Shelton, Dinah L., Environmental Protection and Human Rights (2011). Donald K. Anton and Dinah L. Shelton, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS (2011), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-32, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-32, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 13-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2226013

Donald K. Anton

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200

HOME PAGE: http://https://law.anu.edu.au/staff/don-anton

Dinah L. Shelton (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States
(202) 994-9413 (Phone)

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