Claimed Not Granted: Finding a Human Right to a Healthy Environment
Forthcoming Law and Transnational Problems (Summer 2017)
18 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2017
Date Written: January 27, 2017
Scholars, activists, and decision-makers of all stripes increasingly invoke human rights in the face of the looming climate catastrophe. This article explores how advocates might use human rights to reframe existing legal regulatory regimes, thereby avoiding the tendency to trade environmental protection for short-term economic advantage.
Keywords: climate change, sustainability, human rights, environment, regulation
JEL Classification: K23, K32, K33, Q54
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