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Differential Treatment
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Governance, human rights and equity

Sustainable environmental governance constitutes one of the most important pillars for the full and effective implementation of international and national environmental laws. It requires the setting up of institutions from the local to the international level that can deliver effective, fair and equitable environmental management.

Sustainable environmental governance is intrinsically related to the fulfilment of human rights, in particular with regard to the links between environmental management and the realisation of specific human rights. Further, it is directly related to issues of equity, for instance concerning the situation of women in environmental management (gender concerns) or the relations between states in international law (differential treatment).

The following publications examine a number of inter-related issues. These include:

  • environmental governance from the local level to the international level,

  • differential treatment (equity) in international law,

  • human rights and the environment and environmental justice,

  • procedural rights, including issues surrounding environmental and strategic impact assessment, and

  • gender issues in environmental management.



Selected Academic Publications on Justice & Human Rights

     
Land Acquisition, Eminent Domain and the 2011 Bill
46/44-45 Economic and Political Weekly (2011), p. 10-14.
 

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Kenya: Justice Sector and the Rule of Law
Johannesburg: Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa
 

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A Unique Identity Bill
45/30 Economic and Political Weekly (2010), p. 10.
 

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Environment and Development The Missing Link
in Julio Faundez & Celine Tan eds, International Law, Economic Globalization and Developing Countries (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010), p. 354-78.
 

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A word on eminent domain
in Lyla Mehta ed., Displaced by Development - Confronting Marginalisation and Gender Injustice (New Delhi: Sage, 2009), p. 133.
 

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Courts as Champions of Sustainable Development: Lessons from East Africa
10/1 Sustainable Development Law & Policy (2009), p. 30-8, 83-4
 

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Evolution of the Law on Child Labor in India
in Hugh D. Hindman ed., The World of Child Labor An Historical and Regional Survey (Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 2009), p. 783.
 

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Kenya (Role of the Judiciary in Environmental Governance)
L.J. Kotze & A.R. Paterson eds, The Role of the Judiciary in Environmental Governance: Comparative Perspectives (Kluwer Law International, 2009), p. 451-78
 

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Ostensible Poverty, Beggary and the Law
43/44 Economic and Political Weekly 33 (2008).
 

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The Sardar Sarovar Dam Project: An Overview
P. Cullet ed., Sardar Sarovar Dam Project: Selected Documents (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), p.1-40
 

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Illegality and the Urban Poor
41 Economic and Political Weekly (22 July 2006), p. 3193.
 

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Water Investments and the Participation of Local Communities
E. Brown Weiss, L. Boisson de Chazournes & N. Bernasconi-Osterwalder eds, Fresh Water and International Economic Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), p.303.
 

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India and the ICC
3 Journal of International Criminal Justice 627 (2005)
 

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Demolition Drive
40/27 Economic & Political Weekly 2908-12 (2 July 2005)
 

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Human Rights and Displacement: The Indian Supreme Court Decision on Sardar Sarovar in International Perspective
50 International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2001), p. 973
 

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Improving Tools and Techniques for Crisis Management - The Ecological Sources of Conflict: Experiences from Eastern Africa
1/2 Romanian Journal of Political Science (2001), p. 134
 

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The Environmental Accountability of the World Bank to Non-State Actors: Insights from the Inspection Panel
72 British Yearbook of International Law (2001), p. 213
 

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Differential Treatment in International Law: Towards a new Paradigm of Inter-State Relations
10 European Journal of International Law (1999), p. 549
 

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Hang them Now, Hang Them not - India's Travails with the Death Penalty
40 Journal of the Indian Law Institute (1998), p. 143
 

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Displacement and the Law
31 Economic & Political Weekly (1996), p. 1486.
 

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Definition of an environmental right in a human rights context
13 Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights (1995), p. 25
 

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Working Papers on Justice and Human Rights

A State of Surveillance

       
   
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Site Inspection Report - Bauxite Mining in Kalahandi and Rayagada Districts (Orissa Mining Corporation)

       
   
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Towards Greater Access to Justice in Environmental Rights: Need for a New Perspective

       
   
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Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights: Need for a New Perspective

       
   
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Implementation of Court Orders in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: An Overview of the experience of the Indian Judiciary

       
   
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Along the Narmada - Jan Sunwai

       
   
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The Operational Environment and Constraints for NGOs in Kenya: Strategies for Good Policy and Practice

       
   
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Strategic Planning and Implementation of Public Involvement in Environmental Decision-making as the Relate to Environmental Impact Assessment in Kenya

       
   
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Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development: Integrating Local Communities in Environmental Management

       
   
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Other Contributions on Justice and Human Rights

 

Futile Penalty (2012)

 

Innocent Convicts (2012)

 

Implications of registering, tracking, profiling (2010)

 

The personal is the personal (2010)

 

Bhopal: An unsettling settlement (2010)

 

Rehabilitation: where the truth lies (2006)

 

Creating dispensable citizens (2006)

 

Sardar Sarovar Judgement and Human Rights (2001)