The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.

Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it will seek to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking.

The Environment and Human Rights

The Environment and Human Rights

The environment and human rights
Takele SobokaBulto


Are human rights and the environment a viable alliance or a warring couple? This question is indeed genuinely complex and challenging, such that the UN Human Rights Council requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ‘… to conduct, within existing resources, a detailed analytical study on the relationship between human rights and the environment, to be submitted to the Human Rights Council prior to its nineteenth session’ (UN Human Rights Council, 2011b). A 2011 Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights thus recognised the practical implications of this debate and stated that, ‘[s]ince the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in 1972, the relationship between human rights ...

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