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Human Rights or Environmental Rights? A Reassessment

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    Rights statement: This is an author's Accepted Manuscript of the following article: Boyle, A. (2008), "Human Rights or Environmental Rights?: A Reassessment", in Fordham Environmental Law Review. 18, 3, p. 471-511, which has been published in final form in Fordham Environmental Law Review, http://law.fordham.edu/fordham-environmental-law-review/elr.htm

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-511
Number of pages41
JournalFordham Environmental Law Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


Should we continue to think about human rights and the environment within the existing framework of human rights law in which the protection of humans is the central focus - essentially a greening of the rights to life, private life and property - or has the time come to talk directly about environmental rights - in other words to have the environment itslef protected? Should we transcend the anthropocentric in favour of the ecocentric?

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  • Environment, human rights, rights to life, private life, international law

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