Environmental Justice and the Rights of Unborn and Future Generations: Law, Environmental Harm and the Right to Health

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Routledge, May 4, 2012 - Medical - 352 pages
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The traditional concept of social justice is increasingly being challenged by the notion of a humankind that spans current and future generations. This book, with a foreword by Roger Brownsword, is the first systematic examination of how the rights of the unborn and future generations are handled in common law and under international legal instruments. It provides comprehensive coverage of the arguments over international legal instruments, key legal cases and examples including the Convention on the Rights of the Child, industrial disasters, clean water provision, diet, HIV/AIDS, environmental racism and climate change. Also covered are international agreements and objectives as diverse as the Kyoto Protocol, the Millennium Development Goals and international trade. The result is the most controversial and thorough examination to date of the subject and the enormous ramifications and challenges it poses to every aspect of international and domestic environmental, human rights, trade and public health law and policy.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Roger Brownsword
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The Statusofthe Childandthe Preborn in Common
TheEuropean Court
The WTOandtheWHOin conflict PART TWO ECOJUSTICE AND FUTURE GENERATIONS
The Persistence ofEcofootprint Disasters
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Appendix
Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of
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List of documents Bibliography
Index
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Laura Westra is Professor Emerita (Philosophy), University of Windsor, PhD in Law, Osgoode Hall Law School and Adjunct Professor of Social Science, York University, Canada.

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