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Environmental justice and the rights of indigenous peoples

Laura Westra

Environmental justice and the rights of indigenous peoples

international and domestic legal perspectives

by Laura Westra

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Published by Earthscan in London, Sterling, VA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights.,
  • Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc.,
  • Offenses against the environment.,
  • Conservation of natural resources -- Law and legislation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-339) and index.

    StatementLaura Westra.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK3247 .W47 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 352 p. ;
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18512390M
    ISBN 101844074854
    ISBN 109781844074853
    LC Control Number2007021165

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    It can also be called White Supremacy, as Dina Gilio-Whitaker does often in As Long As Grass Grows. The vehicle for her analysis is Environmental Justice (EJ) and in particular the Standing Rock protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, /5. RIghts to exist for rivers, animals, and humans in healthy places; RIghts to clean water, air, and healthy ecosystems; Environmental Justice Issues and Traditional Indigenous Knowledge. Environmental justice is for all peoples of the world not just indigenous people. We stand together for clean air, clean water, healthy soil.

    More than million people in over 70 countries make up the worlds indigenous populations. Yet despite ever-growing pressures on their lands, environment and way of life through outside factors such as climate change and globalization, their rights in these and other respects are still not fully recognized in international law. In this incisive book, Laura Westra deftly reveals the lethal. Although the health and welfare of children, elders, indigenous peoples, and persons living in poverty are disproportionately affected by environmental negligence, we all will be struggling for survival if we don’t prioritize climate change and environmental collapse as Author: Claudia Dewane.


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An indigenous right to environmental self-determination would be based on human rights norms in recognition that "sovereignty claims" by indigenous groups are not a sufficient basis to protect traditional ways of life and the rich and unique cultural norms of such by:   More than million people in over 70 countries make up the worlds indigenous populations.

Yet despite ever-growing pressures on their lands, environment and way of life through outside factors such as climate change and globalization, their rights in these and other respects are still not fully recognized in international by: vides a historical overview of environmental justice claims in­ volving Native peoples.

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Indigenous peoples are among the most affected by environmental injustices globally, however environmental justice theory has not yet meaningfully addressed decolonisation and Author: Laura Westra.

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Citation. L. Westra, Environmental Justice & the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. International & Domestic Legal Perspectives (Earthscan, Padstow, ) Book.