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When Rights Embrace Responsibilities: Biocultural Rights and the Conservation of Environment

Giulia Sajeva


The conservation of environment and the protection of human rights are two of the most compelling needs of our time. Unfortunately, they are not always easy to combine and too often result in mutual harm. This book analyses the idea of biocultural rights as a proposal for harmonizing the needs of environmental and human rights. These rights, considered as a basket of group rights, are those deemed necessary to protect the stewardship role that certain indigenous peoples and local communities have played towards the environment. With a view to understanding the value and merits, as well as the ... More

Keywords: biocultural rights, indigenous peoples, local communities, human rights, responsibilities, group rights, sui generis, Traditional Resource Rights, stewardship, environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199485154
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199485154.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giulia Sajeva, author
Independent Researcher, based out of Italy with expertise in political science and law.