Environment

Establishing Aboriginal Title in Canada: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia

Establishing Aboriginal Title in Canada: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia

The declaration of Aboriginal title by the Supreme Court of Canada on June 26, 2014—a first in Canada—is a ...
Chinese Environmental Protection Law – The Illusion of Enhanced Human Rights Safeguards

Chinese Environmental Protection Law – The Illusion of Enhanced Human Rights Safeguards

In April this year, the Chinese legislature amended significantly the Environmental Protection Law adopted in ...
The Right to Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (Part II)

The Right to Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (Part II)

Editor's note: the first part of this post was an introduction to the right of indigenous peoples to prior and ...
The Right to Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (Part I)

The Right to Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (Part I)

Editor's note: this post forms the first in a two-part series on the rights of indigenous peoples in the Americas. ...
Should There Be A Human Rights Approach for Environmental Protection?

Should There Be A Human Rights Approach for Environmental Protection?

Is climate change just an environmental issue or also a human rights issue? Do we need a new international ...
Sinking hopes? Climate Change Refugees in New Zealand

Sinking hopes? Climate Change Refugees in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Immigration and Protection Tribunal recently considered a “climate change refugee” case under its ...
Bringing balance to the international law with long-term perspectives

Bringing balance to the international law with long-term perspectives

Editor’s Note: This post is a follow-up to an earlier post by Karen Moir prior to the July 4th and 5th conference ...
Failure to Protect Future Generations Undermines Universality of Law

Failure to Protect Future Generations Undermines Universality of Law

As environmentalists, development practitioners and concerned citizens accelerate their efforts to ...
We Should All Participate in Articulating the Post-2015 Development Agenda

We Should All Participate in Articulating the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The projected end date for the Millenium Development Goals is 2015.  The UN Secretary General recently appointed a ...

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