Journal of Human Rights and the Environment
Volume 12 – Issue 2: (October 2021)
Online ISSN 1759-7196, Print ISSN 1759-7188
The relationship between human rights and the environment is fascinating, uneasy and increasingly urgent. This international journal provides a strategic academic forum for an extended interdisciplinary and multi-layered conversation that explores emergent possibilities, existing tensions, and multiple implications of entanglements between human and non-human forms of liveliness. We invite critical engagements on these themes, especially as refracted through human rights and environmental law, politics, policy-making and community level activisms.
Editorial Decolonizing rights: strategies and directions
Legal personhood of Latin American rivers: time to shift constitutional paradigms?
Amaya Álvez-Marín, Camila Bañales-Seguel, Rodrigo Castillo, Claudia Acuña-Molina and Pablo Torres
Posthuman rights struggles and environmentalisms from below in the political ontologies of Ecuador and Colombia
Rosemary J Coombe and David J Jefferson
A positivist approach to rights of nature in the European Union
Yaffa Epstein and Hendrik Schoukens
Voices for the voiceless: climate protection from the streets to the courts
Manuela Niehaus and Kirsten Davies
Degrowth, political acceptability and the Green New Deal
Claire O’Manique, James K Rowe and Karena Shaw
Book review: Dina Lupin Townsend, Human Dignity and the Adjudication of Environmental Rights (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2020) 304 pp.
Book review: Silver Donald Cameron, Warrior Lawyers: From Manila to Manhattan: Attorneys for the Earth (Paper Tiger Enterprises Ltd, Halifax NS 2016) 338 pp.