The Past, Present, and Future of Human Rights and the Environment
17 Pages Posted: 23 May 2019
Date Written: December 1, 2018
Rights-based approaches to environmental protection have been recognized for fifty years, but only in the last decade have they begun to move from the periphery to the center of environmental policy. This article provides an overview of our past, present, and future understanding of human rights and the environment, in order to introduce a symposium on human rights and the environment held at Wake Forest University in April 2018. The articles in this symposium issue address the relationship between the Convention on Biological Diversity and human rights (Elisa Morgera), indigenous rights and climate change (Alexander Pearl), discriminatory patterns of enforcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (Logan Judy), and the judicial interpretation of rights of nature by constitutional courts (Erin Daly).
Keywords: human rights, environment
JEL Classification: K32, K33
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