Human Rights Approaches to Sustainable Development

Human Rights Approaches to Sustainable Development
Author : Ravi Malhotra
ISBN: 978-81-8220-594-9
Edition: 1st
Year: 2013
Pages: 304
Size: 6×8
Publisher : Global Vision Publishing House
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About the Book

There is an inseparable relationship between human rights and sustainable development and this relationship can be seen in many different ways, yet just as the environment and development are closely bound to each other, they are also bound to human rights. If human rights are threatened then their ability to participate in sustainable development is hindered. Environmental degradation that is a result of irresponsible practices by governments, industry, and transnational corporations fundamentally infringe on the right of all people to a healthy environment, yet when these powers are challenged, there is a risk involved for those who dare to challenge them. In many South Asian countries, there is a history of silencing which prevents popular participation in building of a social movement which addresses sustainability and challenges the existing development models. This book presents critical examination of sustainable development models and its link with human rights, international jurisprudence and environmental protection in eleven chapters.

Contents

      Preface (v)

1.   Introduction 1

2.   Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights to Protect Environment 33

3.   Greening of Human Rights and Developing  the Green Economy 53

4.   Institutional Developments and Jurisprudence of Human Rights Bodies and Environment 77

5.   Environmental Protection and Human Rights in
International Laws Treaties and Convention 103

6.   The Corporate Accountability of Sustainable Human Development 127

7.   Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability 153

8.   Trade, Environment and Human Rights 173

9.   The Human Right to Environment and the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power 183

10. National Experience of Human Rights and the Environment in South Asia 201

11. Environment and Human Rights in India 217

      Bibliography 267

      Index 289

About the Author

There is an inseparable relationship between human rights and sustainable development and this relationship can be seen in many different ways, yet just as the environment and development are closely bound to each other, they are also bound to human rights. If human rights are threatened then their ability to participate in sustainable development is hindered. Environmental degradation that is a result of irresponsible practices by governments, industry, and transnational corporations fundamentally infringe on the right of all people to a healthy environment, yet when these powers are challenged, there is a risk involved for those who dare to challenge them. In many South Asian countries, there is a history of silencing which prevents popular participation in building of a social movement which addresses sustainability and challenges the existing development models. This book presents critical examination of sustainable development models and its link with human rights, international jurisprudence and environmental protection in eleven chapters.

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