The environmental rights revolution : a global study of constitutions, human rights, and the environment

TitleThe environmental rights revolution : a global study of constitutions, human rights, and the environment
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBoyd, DR
Series TitleLaw and society series,
Paginationxiii, 443 p.
PublisherUBC Press
Place PublishedVancouver, BCz
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1496-4953
Accession Number6790735
Call NumberLaw K3585 .B69 2012
KeywordsENVIRONMENTAL ethics , ENVIRONMENTAL policy , PHILOSOPHY , Public Policy
AbstractThe right to a healthy environment has been the subject of extensive philosophical debates that revolve around a key question: Should rights to clean air, water, and soil be entrenched in law, in the constitutions of democratic states?
Notes2012360244(David Richard),David R. Boyd.ill. ; 24 cm.Part 1. The Emergence and Evolution of a New Human Right. -- 1. Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment : The Context -- 2. The Right to a Healthy Environment : framing the Issues -- 3. The Prevalence and Enforceability of Environmental Provisions in National Constitutions -- 4. The Influence of International Law -- Part 2. The Constitutional Right to a Healthy Environment in Practice -- 5. A Framework for Assessing the Legal Influence of the Right to a Healthy Environment -- 6. Latin America and the Caribbean -- 7. Africa -- 8. Asia -- 9. Eastern Europe -- 10. Western Europe -- Part 3. Evaluating the Impacts of Environmental Provisions in Constitutions. -- 11. Lessons Learned : Practical Experiences with the Right to a Healthy Environment -- 12. Do Environmental Provisions in Constitutions Influence Environmental Performance? -- 13. An Idea Whose Time Has Come.Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-421) and index.Also issued in electronic format.Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Short TitleThe environmental rights revolution : a global study of constitutions, human rights, and the environment
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