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Human rights and the environment: in search of a new relationship [Editor's introduction]

Grear, Anna 2013. Human rights and the environment: in search of a new relationship [Editor's introduction]. Oñati Socio-Legal Series 3 (5) , pp. 796-814.

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Abstract

The 2012 Onati Workshop, ‘Human Rights and the Environment: In Search of a New Relationship’, began to trace out a new, imaginative and paradigm-challenging framework calling on philosophy, legal doctrine, policy, praxis and activism and drawing them together in a coherent, but non-monolithic new socio-juridical approach to the important relationship between human rights and the environment. The workshop was part of the on-going work of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and Environment (GNHRE) – the largest existing network of scholars in the world specifically addressing the important nexus between human rights as the dominant global language of ethical claim and the ‘environment’. In short, the GNHRE workshop at Onati developed the on-going efforts of the GNHRE network and its partners to contribute to the important task of re-imagining the human relationship with the living world. We were incredibly fortunate to be awarded an International Workshop by the Onati Institute for the Sociology of Law – and the papers in this collection were, in the main, presented as part of the workshop. The others (by Grear; and by Morrow, Kotze and Grant) were written later, in the light of the conversations and notes taken at the Workshop, and representa weaving together of insights and provocations emerging from the rich discussions taking place in June 2012 in Onati, Spain.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Rights and the Environment; Philosophy; Law; Praxis; Multi-level Reformulation
Additional Information: Issue edited by Anna Grear.
Publisher: Onati
ISSN: 2079-5971
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:50
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/53988

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