Authored Book

Human Rights and the Environment: Key Issues



Atapattu S & Schapper A (2019) Human Rights and the Environment: Key Issues. Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability. Abingdon: CRC Press.

The field of human rights and the environment has grown phenomenally during the last few years and this textbook will be one of the first to encourage students to think critically about how many environmental issues lead to a violation of existing rights. Taking a socio-legal approach, this book will provide a good understanding of both human rights and environmental issues, as well as the limitations of each regime, and will explore the ways in which human rights law and institutions can be used to obtain relief for the victims of environmental degradation or of adverse effects of environmental policies. In addition, it will place an emphasis on climate change and climate policies to highlight the pros and cons of using a human rights framework and to underscore its importance in the context of climate change. As well as identifying emerging issues and areas for further research, each chapter will be rich in pedagogical features, including web links to further research and discussion questions for beyond the classroom. Combining their specialisms in law and politics, Atapattu and Schapper have developed a truly inter-disciplinary resource that will be essential for students of human rights, environmental studies, international law, international relations, politics, and philosophy.

Title of seriesKey Issues in Environment and Sustainability
Publication date22/03/2019
PublisherCRC Press
Publisher URL…ok/9781138722750
Place of publicationAbingdon

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Professor Andrea Schapper

Professor Andrea Schapper

Professor, Politics