Book Review: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Search for Legal Remedies, Randall S. Abate & Elizabeth Ann Kronk, Editors (Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK & Northampton, MA, USA, 2013) pp. i-xxvii; 1-590

Australian Journal of Human Rights, Forthcoming

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 14-29

6 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2013 Last revised: 12 Nov 2015

Date Written: October 24, 2013

Abstract

The excellent book that Professors Abate and Kronk have brought together as an edited collection is an important addition to an ongoing search for legal remedies for indigenous peoples facing existential threats on account of climate change harms. It picks up on a 2009 report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that examined the linkages between climate change and indigenous peoples for the first time, at least by an international human rights body. Abate and Kronk write in the opening chapter, their book “recognizes that indigenous peoples are particularly vulnerable to climate change, both physically and legally” and the book specifically “addresses the challenges that these communities face in responding to climate change impacts.”

Keywords: Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, International Law

JEL Classification: K33, K41

Suggested Citation

Anton, Donald K., Book Review: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Search for Legal Remedies, Randall S. Abate & Elizabeth Ann Kronk, Editors (Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK & Northampton, MA, USA, 2013) pp. i-xxvii; 1-590 (October 24, 2013). Australian Journal of Human Rights, Forthcoming, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 14-29, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2345014

Donald K. Anton (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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