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The Interface Between Ecosystem Services And Human Rights

World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
1. Global challenges for water governance
Author(s): Dr Stephen Turner

Dr Stephen Turner - University of Lincoln, United Kingdom


The origins of the discussion
Human Rights and the Environment a well established relationship
Human Rights and Ecosystem Services less well established relationship
What are the linkages between human rights and ecosystem services
Generally Anthropocentric
Developing interpretations of state duties under existing human rights.
The Work of the UN in clarifying state obligations through ‘General Comments’
Procedural rights
Particular examples
What does this interface mean in practice?
The incorporation of human rights arguments related to ecosystem services based approaches to decision-making.
The incorporation of ecosystem services based approaches in arguments relating to the protection of human rights.
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