Intersectionalities, human rights, and climate change

Emerging linkages in the practice of the UN human rights monitoring system

Authored by: Joanna Bourke Martignoni

Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Climate Governance

Print publication date:  February  2018
Online publication date:  February  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138232457
eBook ISBN: 9781315312576
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315312576-33

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Abstract

The reflexive relationship between climate change and various forms of inequality is increasingly being highlighted by the international system for the promotion and protection of human rights. Human rights monitoring mechanisms, ranging from the United Nations Human Rights Council and its Special Procedures to the Treaty Monitoring Bodies and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, have noted that discrimination and inequalities constitute both causes and consequences of climate change–related injustices. 1

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