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Diplomacy on IceEnergy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic$
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Rebecca Pincus and Saleem H. Ali

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300205169

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300205169.001.0001

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Using Human Rights to Improve Arctic Governance

Using Human Rights to Improve Arctic Governance

(p.171) 11. Using Human Rights to Improve Arctic Governance
Diplomacy on Ice

Rebecca Bratspies

Yale University Press

This chapter takes up the question of what it would mean for the Arctic if both the problems and the solutions to managing environmental protection, resource extraction, and governance in a rapidly changing changing Arctic were analyzed through a human rights lens. As such, it offers human rights norms as an ordering principle for Arctic governance-a way to resolve issues of legal fragmentation, and to bridge the critical policy-setting gaps in participation and implementation.

Keywords:   climate change, human rights, Arctic, governance, indigenous, Arctic Council, international law, participation, environmental justice

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