Some interesting new research was recently published by the University of Exeter. Take a look at this excerpt from a Science Daily post about the research:
Safeguarding the rainforest is a critical priority because of the ecosystem’s planetary importance. Recent increases in deforestation and fires in the region have made this even more urgent.
The new research, published in the Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL), says using human rights law to protect the Amazon is more likely to have stronger prospects, as campaigners wouldn’t need to submit information about more than one nation for it to be upheld. Courts would only need to judge that environmental damage violated the rights of either certain individuals or tribal and indigenous peoples.
The experts behind the study, Dr Justine Bendel from the University of Exeter and Professor Tim Stephens from the University of Sydney, hope it will be used as a comprehensive guide for those working to protect the Amazon. It assesses the potential for litigation in international courts and tribunals, examining the possible claims, the risks associated with each of these and which are more likely to be successful.
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