Learning from Environmental Justice: A New Model for International Environmental Rights

77 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2007  

Hari M. Osofsky

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law

Abstract

This article proposes a model for engaging complex international environmental rights problems more systematically. Part II explores the characterization problem that stymies international law solutions to environmental harm to humans. Part III uses United States environmental justice litigation strategies as the basis for a model that assesses the human rights implications of environmental harm. Part IV examines the application of the model to sixteen case studies and suggests lessons for future advocacy efforts. The Article concludes in Part V with a call for greater coordination of environmental rights advocacy. The individual cases are catalogued in detail in the Appendix.

Keywords: environment, human rights, international, corporate responsibility

Suggested Citation

Osofsky, Hari M., Learning from Environmental Justice: A New Model for International Environmental Rights. Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 24, p. 71, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=976533

Hari M. Osofsky (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law ( email )

229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

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