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Natural Resources and Human Rights: An Appraisal

Jérémie Gilbert


The management of natural resources is linked to broad issues of economic development, as well as to political stability, peace, and security, but it is also intimately connected to the political, economic, social, and cultural rights of individuals and communities relying on these resources. Bad management of natural resources often leads to ill-planned development, misappropriation of land, corruption, bad governance, misaligned budget priorities, lack of strong institutional reforms, and weak policies coupled with a continued denial of human rights of local communities. This book analyses i ... More

Keywords: natural resources, human rights law, biodiversity, sovereignty, climate change, cultural rights, governance, indigenous peoples, local communities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198795667
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198795667.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jérémie Gilbert, author
Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Roehampton