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Human rights and the environment: a tale of ambivalence and hope

Grear, Anna ORCID: 2016. Human rights and the environment: a tale of ambivalence and hope. Fisher, Douglas, ed. Research Handbook on Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Law, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 146-167.

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This chapter argues that international environmental law and international human rights law—despite the existence of very real separations and tensions between them—show hopeful signs of progress in their relationship. Notwithstanding such hopeful signs, however, both human rights law and environmental law share underlying subject-object relations inimical to their stated aims. This reality, once acknowledged, might, with sufficient imagination, become the departure point for a reconfigured engagement between them and for their transformation.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 78471 464 2
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 08:33

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