Identifying legal claims to human rights and the environment

S. Ravi Rajan, Kirsten Davies, Catherine Iorns Magallanes

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This entry describes some of the principles underlying environmental human rights and identifies the most common types of environmental claims made. In doing so, it discusses the different types of claims about the environment and human rights, and their legal and philosophical foundations; it explores how advocacy organizations and scholars in the environmental social sciences have bridged environmental concerns with human rights; and addresses the topic of intra- and inter-generational rights to the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman rights and the environment
Subtitle of host publicationlegality, indivisibility, dignity and geography
EditorsJames R. May, Erin Daly
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK ; Northampton, USA
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781788111461
ISBN (Print)9781788111454
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameElgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing


  • human rights
  • environment
  • sustainable development
  • inter- and intra-generational equity


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