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

Author: David R Boyd
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, ©2012.
Series: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
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The right to a healthy environment has been the subject of extensive philosophical debates that revolve around the question: Should rights to clean air, water, and soil be entrenched in law? David Boyd answers this by moving beyond theoretical debate to measure the practical effects of enshrining the right in constitutions. His pioneering analysis of 193 constitutions and the laws and court decisions of more than  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Boyd
ISBN: 9780774821605 0774821604 9780774821612 0774821612
OCLC Number: 727455440
Description: xiii, 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Responsibility: David R. Boyd.

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David Boyd shows that recognition of the right to a healthy environment is not only growing, it is having a profound influence on public policy and environmental protection.  Read more...

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