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p. 1109. The many forms of environmental justicelocked

  • Elizabeth Fisher

Abstract

For many lawyers and non-lawyers alike environmental law is, and should be, about justice. The socio-political complexity of environmental problems means, however, that justice in the environmental law context is not a single ideal. It is many ways of forging meaning that cross and intersect the landscape of environmental law. ‘The many forms of environmental justice’ first considers the environmental rule of law, which has been aided by the creation of courts and tribunals with the expertise to hear and adjudicate environmental law disputes. It then discusses environmental democracy and the creation and enforcement of legal rights, followed by new ideas, including Earth jurisprudence and wild law, and indigenous concepts of environmental protection.

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