• Human Rights and Environment
  • 58. UN Human Rights Council, Resolution on Human Rights and the Environment, A/HRC/19/L.8/Rev.1, 20 March (2012).
  • is linked with the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE). For more information, visit
  • is linked with the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE). For more information, visit

Human Rights and the Environment


What sets this book evidently apart from all the existing publications in the field is its empirical approach...in an earlier endorsement for this book's marketing, I declared that it 'breaks new ground in terms of approach, content, scope, and methodology and is well worth a place on the bookshelves of anyone who takes environmental rights and governance seriously'. After this recent reassessment of the book, I can only reiterate these sentiments. -- Louis J Kotze, Professor, North-West University, South Africa Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, Vol. 4 No. 1 Boyd's book forms an indispensable and influential addition to this literature not only due to the strength and comprehensiveness of its comparative legal analysis, but also because of the important empirical questions it seeks to answer as well as raises for future research. Indeed, by conducting the first serious and systematic empirical study of the environmental implications of the right to a healthy environment, Boyd has moved this field beyond the speculative and abstract arguments typical of earlier scholarship...Boyd's meticulous examination of the legal status of the right to a healthy environment in close to a hundred countries provides powerful evidence of its salience to legal systemsaround the world...The Environmental Rights Revolution forms an important, pioneering effort for understanding the legal influence and broader significance of the right to a healthy environment. As a result, the variety of empirical puzzles and questions that it leaves in its wake should continue to influence research in this field for many years to come. -- Sebastien Jodoin McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, Volume 8: Issue 1

The invites contributions to a themed edition on the 2015 Paris Agreement on all aspects of the agreement invoking human rights and environmental justice concerns. Contributions on the following questions will be especially welcome:


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The relationship between human rights and the environment is a fascinating, uneasy, and increasingly urgent one. This international journal provides a strategic academic forum in which an extended interdisciplinary and multilayered conversation can take place concerning the challenges located at the interface of these two centrally important fields.