Human rights the commons and the collective showcases laura westras deep scholarly background and prophetic voice as she combs the writings of aristotle and immanuel kant among others in order to fashion a cohesive moral vision and then pairs that vision with a broad survey of relevant court cases environmental and other injustices and . Get this from a library human rights the commons and the collective laura westra international law has evolved over the course of the twentieth century to protect human rights but what are human rights does the term have the same meaning in a world being transformed by global . It calls for the establishment of a new procedural environmental right the human right to commons and rights based ecological governance the commons as a model for ecological governance working together collective action the commons and multiple methods in practice. Human rights including the right to a safe and healthy habitat is the final enclosure movement it is once again mostly the poor and dispossessed of the world who are shut out of the natural global commons. She maintained that only an individual can possess rights and therefore the expression individual rights is a redundancy while the expression collective rights is a contradiction in terms in this view a person can neither acquire new rights by joining a group nor lose the rights which he does possess
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