Environmental constitutionalism is a new concept for protecting local and global environmental conditions by invoking national and subnational constitutional law. As constitution-drafters in all legal traditions commit to environmental stewardship, protection and sustainability, courts are increasingly called upon to vindicate protected environmental rights in both their substantive and their procedural aspects. Designed for judges, advocates, and policy-makers as well as scholars in the field, this research review discusses key writings on environmental constitutionalism from around the world, drawing attention to its contours, its challenges, and its potential for enhancing both environmental protection and constitutional governance in theory and context.
The recommended readings are available in the print version, or may be available via the link to your library's holdings.
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Recommended readings (Machine generated): Dinah Shelton (2006), 'Human Rights and the Environment: What Specific Environmental Rights have been Recognized?', Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, 35 (1), 129-71 Louis J. Kotzé (2012), 'Arguing Global Environmental Constitutionalism', Transnational Environmental Law, 1 (1), April, 199-233 Josh Gellers (2011), 'Righting Environmental Wrongs: Assessing the Role of Legal Systems in Redressing Environmental Grievances', Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 26 (2), 461-91 Loretta Feris (2013), 'Equality - Finding Space in the Environmental Discourse', Onati Socio-Legal Series, 3 (5), 877-92 James R. May (2005/2006), 'Constituting Fundamental Environmental Rights Worldwide', Pace Environmental Law Review, 23, 113-82 David R. Boyd (2011), 'The Implicit Constitutional Right to Live in a Healthy Environment', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 20 (2), July, 171-9 David Marrani (2014), 'The Intersection between Constitution, Human Rights and the Environment The French Charter for the Environment and the New ex post Constitutional Control in France', International Legal Perspectives, 16, 107-21 James R. May and Erin Daly (2009), 'Vindicating Fundamental Environmental Rights Worldwide', Oregon Review of International Law, 11, 365-439 Dante Gatmaytan Magno (2010), 'Judicial Restraint and the Enforcement of Environmental Rights in the Philippines', Oregon Review of International Law, 12 (1), 1-30 Shubhankar Dam and Vivek Tewary (2005), 'Polluting Environment, Polluting Constitution: Is a "Polluted" Constitution Worse than a Polluted Environment?', Journal of Environmental Law, 17 (3), 383-93 David R. Boyd (2012), 'The Constitutional Right to a Healthy Environment', Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 54 (4), July-August, 3-14 Jackie Dugard and Anna Alcaro (2013), 'Let's Work Together: Environmental and Socio-Economic Rights in the Courts', South African Journal on Human Rights, 29, 14-31 Sylvia Ewald (2011), 'State Court Adjudication of Environmental Rights: Lessons from the Adjudication of the Right to Education and the Right to Welfare', Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, 36 (2), 413-59 James R. May (2013), 'Constitutional Directions in Procedural Environmental Rights', Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 27, 27-58 Abdul Haseeb Ansari, Abulkadir B. Abdulkadir and Shehu Usman Yamusa (2012), 'Protection of Environmental Rights for Sustainable Development: An Appraisal of International and National Laws', Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 6 (11), 258-72 Karen E. MacDonald (2006), 'Sustaining the Environmental Rights of Children: An Exploratory Critique', Fordham Environmental Law Review, XVIII, 1-65 James R. May and William Romanowicz (2011), 'Environmental Rights Embedded in State Constitutions', in James R. May (ed.), Principles in Constitutional Environmental Law, Chapter 12, Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 305-27 Parvez Hassan and Azim Azfar (2004), 'Securing Environmental Rights through Public Interest Litigation in South Asia', Virginia Environmental Law Journal, 22, 215-47 Oliver A. Houck (2007), 'Light from the Trees: The Stories of Minors Oposa and the Russian Forest Cases', Georgetown International Environmental Law Journal, 19, 321-73. Carl Bruch, Wole Coker and Chris VanArsdale (2001), 'Constitutional Environmental Law: Giving Force to Fundamental Principles in Africa', Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, 26, 131-211 William Onzivu (2006), 'International Environmental Law, the Public's Health, and Domestic Environmental Governance in Developing Countries', American University International Law Review, 21 (4), June, 597-684 Louis J. Kotzé and Anél du Plessis (2010), 'Some Brief Observations on Fifteen Years of Environmental Rights Jurisprudence in South Africa', Journal of Court Innovation, 3 (1), 157-76 Rose Francis (2005), 'Water Justice in South Africa: Natural Resources Policy at the Intersection of Human Rights, Economics and Political Power', Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, 18, 149-96 Ole W. Pedersen (2011), 'A Bill of Rights, Environmental Rights and the UK Constitution', Public Law, 1 (2), 577-95 Stephen Stec (1998), 'Ecological Rights Advancing the Rule of Law in Eastern Europe', Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 13, 275-358 Erin Daly (2012), 'The Ecuadorian Exemplar: The First Ever Vindications of Constitutional Rights of Nature', Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 21 (1), April, 63-6 Robin Kundis Craig (2004), 'Should There Be a Constitutional Right to a Clean/Healthy Environment?', Environmental Law Reporter, 34 (12), December, 11013-24 Paul Kildea and George Williams (2010), 'The Constitution and the Management of Water in Australia's Rivers', Sydney Law Review, 32 (3), 595-616.