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Tag Archives: United Nations

Human Engagement with the Sea: A Shifting Discourse

Tanya J. King and Gary Robinson  World Oceans Day (8 June) is a day for humanity to celebrate the ocean. In this spirit, we are delighted to feature an excerpt from the introduction to AT HOME ON THE WAVES: Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to Today, edited by Tanya J. King and Gary […]

Excerpt: Navigating Shifting Regimes of Ocean Governance

Ana K. Spalding and Ricardo de Ycaza In the spirit of World Environment Day on 5 June, we invite you to read the following excerpt from “Navigating Shifting Regimes of Ocean Governance: From UNCLOS to Sustainable Development Goal 14” by Ana K. Spalding and Ricardo de Ycaza (Environment and Society: Advances in Research, Vol.11: Issue 1), a […]

Juridical Human Rights – An Excerpt from Gret Haller’s Human Rights Without Democracy?

In Human Rights Without Democracy?, published in an English translation by Berghahn Books in December 2012, Swiss politician, diplomat, and human rights activist Gret Haller interrogates why human rights are defined in a certain manner internationally.  _________________________ Do Human Rights really reflect the interests of the people? Can citizens in a democracy decide what human rights are? Or […]