Human Rights Principles and Climate Change

Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law (Cinnamon Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray, and Richard Tarasofsky eds., 2015)

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 2523599

21 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2014  

John H. Knox

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Date Written: July 9, 2014

Abstract

This chapter examines whether climate change interferes with the enjoyment of human rights recognized in international law and, if so, whether and how human rights law requires States to protect human rights from such interference. Although the application of human rights law to climate change is still in its infancy, the contours of the relationship are becoming clearer. Human rights bodies are developing an environmental jurisprudence that may be brought to bear on climate change.

Keywords: climate change, human rights

JEL Classification: K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Knox, John H., Human Rights Principles and Climate Change (July 9, 2014). Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law (Cinnamon Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray, and Richard Tarasofsky eds., 2015) ; Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 2523599. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2523599

John H. Knox (Contact Author)

Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 7206
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
United States

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