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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 informed consent. In this second part, our authors address two...
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. The second part will be posted tomorrow.   Neither the...
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 environmental treaty to address the rights of people displaced from their...
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 relatively new jurisdiction, which includes protection under the ICCPR as well as the Refugee Convention....
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 in Geneva on intergenerational equity. On July 4th...
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 institutionalize concrete protections for future generations, international human rights law continues to lag behind. The guiding principle of International...
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 High Level Panel to advise him on creating a vision for a...

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