1. The rights of indigenous peoples in international law / Fergus MacKay 2. Global reach : human rights and environment in the framework of corporate accountability / Lyuba Zarsky 3. Mining in Suriname : multinationals, the state and the Maroon community of Nieuw Koffiekamp / Fergus MacKay 4. Environment, human rights and mining conflicts in Ghana / Douglas Korsah-Brown 5. Conflicts over transnational oil and gas development off Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East : a David and Goliath tale / Erika Rosenthal 6. Environmental and human rights impacts of trade liberalization : a case study in Batam Island, Indonesia / Agus P. Sari 7. Global norms, local compliance and the human rights-environment nexus : a case study of the Nam Theun II Dam in Laos / Philip Hirsch 8. The Darien region between Colombia and Panama : gap or seal? / Pascal O. Girot 9. Environment, development and human rights in China : a case study of foreign waste dumping / Changhua Wu and Simon Wang 10. Environment and land in Bushbuckridge, South Africa / Robert Thornton 11. Ecological roots of conflict in eastern and central Africa : towards a regional ombudsman / John Mugabe and Godber W. Tumushabe 12. Promoting environmental human rights through innovations in mediation / Naomi Roht-Arriaza.