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Title: Health in international environmental law : an analysis of the health objectives and impact of international environmental legal regimes in developing countries with a focus on Africa and the options for reform
Authors: Onzivu, William
Supervisor(s): Little, Gavin
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: University of Stirling
Citation: Onzivu, W., 'Rethinking Transnational Environmental Health Governance in Africa, can Adaptive Governance Help?' (2016) 25(1) Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law RECIEL, 107-122.
Onzivu, W., ‘(Re) invigorating the Health Protection Objective of the Basel Convention on Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal’ (2013) 33(4) Legal Studies, 621-649.
Onzivu, W., ‘Re-examining Health Protection in International Environmental Regulation’ in Westra, L., Soskolne, C.L. & Spady, D.W.,(eds) Human Health and Ecological Integrity: Ethics, Law and Human Rights (Routledge: London, 2012) pp. 301-314.
Onzivu, W., The Long Road to Integrating Public Health into Sustainable Development of Shared Freshwaters in International Environmental Law: Lessons from Lake Victoria in East Africa, (2012) 46(3) International Lawyer, pp.867-892.
Onzivu, W., Health in Global Climate Change Law: The Long Road to an Effective Legal Regime Protecting both Public Health and the Climate, 2010(4) Carbon and Climate Law Review, 364-382.
Onzivu, W., Tackling the Public Health Impact of Climate Change: The Role of Domestic Environmental Health Governance Mechanisms in Developing Countries, (2009) 43(3) The International Lawyer, 1311.
Onzivu, W., ‘International Environmental Law, the Public’s Health and Domestic Environmental Governance in Developing Countries’(2006) 21(4) American University International Law Review,597-684.
Abstract: The protection of human health and the environment are two major goals of international environmental law. However, there has been little coherent scrutiny of their scope or implementation at international and domestic levels in developing countries and Africa in particular. This thesis shows that international environmental law regimes with a health protection objective have not maximized opportunities to reinforce the promotion and protection of public health in Africa. Through inter alia a study of sustainable management of shared freshwaters, trans-boundary movement of hazardous wastes and their disposal and international climate law, the thesis shows that a range of legal frameworks comprised of substantive, institutional and procedural law mandates States to advance the health objective in international environmental law. However, the thesis demonstrates the limits of these regimes and suggests options to enhance their potential in promoting and protecting public health. An enhanced framework of adaptive governance is proposed to improve environmental health governance. The thesis illustrates how the discourse on health in international environmental law can strengthen international environmental health governance to improve environmental and public health outcomes. It contains seven publications that analyse the strengths and weaknesses and options for reform of the international environmental law regime for health. The implications of these findings for theory, practice and public policy are discussed.
Type: Thesis or Dissertation
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21621

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OnzivuPublicationFIVE.pdfArticle: Health in Global Climate Change Law: The Long Road to an Effective Legal Regime Protecting both Public Health and the Climate328.15 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
OnzivuPublicationSIX.pdfArticle: Tackling the Public Health Impact of Climate Change: The Role of Domestic Environmental Health Governance Mechanisms in Developing Countries430.49 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 31/12/2999     Request a copy
OnzivuPublicationSEVEN.pdfArticle: International Environmental Law, the Public’s Health and Domestic Environmental Governance in Developing Countries888.94 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 31/12/2999     Request a copy

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