Ecological Integrity in Science and Law

  • Laura Westra
  • Klaus Bosselmann
  • Matteo Fermeglia
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ecological Integrity: Climate Change and Water Issues

  3. Public Health and Ecointegrity

  4. Ecological Integrity and State Obligations

  5. Ecological Integrity and the Role of Earth Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Jakub Zelený, Daniel Mercado-Bettín
      Pages 161-173
    3. Pavel Cudlín, Vilém Pechanec, Marcela Prokopová, Lenka Štěrbová, Jan Purkyt, Ondřej Cudlín
      Pages 185-199
  6. Ecological Integrity and the Geopolitical Situation

About these proceedings


This book offers recent insights into some of the burning issues of our times: climate change, exposure to chemicals, refugee issues and the ecological harm that accompanies conflict situations. It brings together a group of pioneering scholars, mostly legal experts but also thinkers from various scientific disciplines, to discuss concerns from around the globe – from Australia and New Zealand, to Canada and the United States, European countries including Germany, Italy, Britain and the Czech Republic, as well as the African continent.

Presenting the latest climate and ecology-related case law, as well as analyses of the conceptual issues that underlie international problems, it covers the extinction of species, the basic role of women and Indigenous peoples in protecting the environment, the failure of today’s states to protect the human right to a safe environment and public health, the harm arising from the current industrial food production, and the problems resulting from a growth-oriented economy. Lastly, the book examines various international legal principles and regulations that have been proposed to defend global ecological rights.


international law public health climate change the role of women the failure of states migrants and refugees, industrial agriculture latest ecological science

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Westra
    • 1
  • Klaus Bosselmann
    • 2
  • Matteo Fermeglia
    • 3
  1. 1.University of WindsorMapleCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.Faculty of LawHasselt UniversityHasseltBelgium

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