Monday, November 17, 2014

Knox: Human Rights Principles and Climate Change

John H. Knox (Wake Forest Univ. - Law) has posted Human Rights Principles and Climate (in Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law, Cinnamon Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray, & Richard Tarasofsky eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
This chapter examines whether climate change interferes with the enjoyment of human rights recognized in international law and, if so, whether and how human rights law requires States to protect human rights from such interference. Although the application of human rights law to climate change is still in its infancy, the contours of the relationship are becoming clearer. Human rights bodies are developing an environmental jurisprudence that may be brought to bear on climate change.