Environmental Human Rights: New Thinking from Latin America and the Caribbean (Theory and Practice of Public International Law #7) (Hardcover)
Advancing sustainable development and democracy are the underlying purposes linking the landmark Escaz Agreement with the American Convention on Human Rights. Exploring both these treaties and the relevant regional jurisprudence, this monograph provides the first analysis of the ground-breaking environmental human rights law being developed in Latin America and the Caribbean. The key feature of the regional law is the priority it gives to equality and non-discrimination for vulnerable persons and groups, environmental defenders, local communities and indigenous peoples. This book brings practitioners and academics up to date with the legal tools for protecting people and planet.