Colonial crime, environmental destruction and indigenous peoples: a roadmap to accountability and protection

Castellino, Joshua (2020) Colonial crime, environmental destruction and indigenous peoples: a roadmap to accountability and protection. In: Colonial Wrongs and Access to International Law. Bergsmo, Morten, Kaleck, Wolfgang and Hlaing, Kyaw Yin, eds. Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher (TOAEP), pp. 577-602. ISBN 9788283481334, e-ISBN 9788283481341. [Book Section]

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Abstract

The contemporary climate emergency is directly traceable to colonial activities commenced on indigenous territories, continued under postcolonial regimes, with the active support (material and logistic) of the former colonial powers. These practices stimulated demand for ‘products’, treated territories as resource hotbeds, and ignored the human rights of indigenous peoples who were treated as objects rather than subjects of law, and resulted in the systematic destruction of habitats hastening the breach of planetary boundaries. [...]

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
Item ID: 31413
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Depositing User: Joshua Castellino
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 08:37
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2020 12:59
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31413

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