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Human Rights and the Environment

Conflicts and Norms in a Globalizing World, 1st Edition

Edited by Lyuba Zarsky

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The impact of environmental damage on human rights - civil, political or welfare and labour rights - is becoming ever-more widely appreciated and has direct bearing on the behaviour of companies and their norms of conduct. In this volume, contributors draw on the tools and insights of a range of disciplines, including law, anthropology, economics, geography and social science, to analyze the issues and show how new standards that protect rights and liberties can be established.

Reviews

'A timely text… A well constructed and composed contribution to the negative forces present in the environmental / ethical debate.' Progress in Development Studies 'This is a well constructed and composed contribution to the negative forces present in the environmental/ethical debate…provides a useful contribution to the debate about environment…this is a useful volume, and I would welcome it on my bookshelf.' Alexander Lynch , Progress in Development Studies.

Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction: Conflicts, Ethics and Globalization * Part I: Integrating Human Rights and Environmental Ethics � The Rights of Indigenous Peoples in International Law * Global Reach: Human Rights and Environment in the Framework of Corporate Accountability * Part II: Conflicts Over Mineral and Oil Development - Mining in Suriname: Multinationals, the State and the Maroon Community of Nieuw Koffiekamp * Environment, Human Rights and Mining Conflicts in Ghana * Conflicts Over Transnational Oil and Gas Development off Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East: A David and Goliath Tale * Part III: Conflicts Over Development Strategies - Environmental and Human Rights Impacts of Trade Liberalization: A Case Study in Batam Island, Indonesia * Global Norms, Local compliance and the Human Rights-Environment Nexus: A Case Study of the Nam Theun II Dam In Laos * The Darien Region Between Colombia and Panama: Gap or Seal * Environment, Development and Human rights in China: A Case Study of Foreign Waste Dumping * Part IV: Conflicts Over Land Rights in China: A Case Study of Foreign Waste Dumping * Part IV: Conflicts Over Land Rights - Environment and Land in Bushbuckridge, South Africa * Ecological Roots of Conflict in Eastern and Central Africa: Towards a Regional Ombudsman * Part V: Conclusion - Promoting Environmental Human Rights Through Innovations in Mediation * Index

About the Editor

Lyuba Zarsky is Co-Founder and Senior Associate of the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development in Berkeley, California. She has been a consultant for the Asian Development Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDO), and has written widely on ethics and sustainability, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL040000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General