Quality control for new rights in international human rights law: A case study of the right to a good environment
Lewis, Bridget (2016) Quality control for new rights in international human rights law: A case study of the right to a good environment. Australian Yearbook of International Law, 33, pp. 55-80.
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The significant moral and normative force which comes with asserting that a particular social claim is a ‘human right’ has led to a variety of interest groups and organisations employing human rights rhetoric in advocating for social, legal or political change. In many cases this is manifested in the declaration of new rights without their having passed through the usual law-making processes. While this technique has proven successful for mobilising public support, it can lead to confusion about whether a particular human right exists in international law, and it could have the consequence of diminishing the status of human rights as a whole...
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||human rights, international law, environment, environmental rights|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Human Rights Law (180114)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Deposited On:||14 Jul 2016 23:10|
|Last Modified:||12 Feb 2017 18:15|
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