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Linking International Human Rights Law to Policy in Protecting Adverse Effects of Climate Change

Ilhami Alkan Olsson, Johanna Alkan Olsson.

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The article aims to illustrate the multifaceted interlink between climate change, heat, and human rights and discuss in what ways international human rights law may be used to support the development and implementation of policy at various levels to limit adverse effects of climate change on humans in general and right to health in particular. This is done by overviewing the possibilities and limits international law offers and displays in the fields of the environment, climate change and heat. Moreover, through emphasising the inter-linkages between international law and domestic law and policy, the article sets out how and by what means international human rights law is and may be incorporated and used in national law and policy-making in the area of climate change. The article concludes that human rights norms and principles could be used to promote a right-based national climate change regime in six different ways.

Key words: climate change, human rights, right to health, international law, policy



İklim Değişkliğinin Etkilerini Sınırlanmasında Uluslararası İnsan Hakları Hukukunun Politika ile Bağlantılandırılması

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Makale, iklim değişikliğinin başta insan sağlığı olmak üzere insan hakları üzerinde yarattığı olumsuz sonuçlarını sınırlanmasına ilişkin politika yapımında uluslararası insan hakları hukukunun işlevini tartışmayı amaçlamaktadır. Dört bölümlü Makalenin ilk bölümünde, başta aşırı ısınma olmak üzere, iklim değişikliğinin uluslararası toplum tarafından kabul edilmiş kimi temel insan haklarına etkisi tartışılmaktadır. İkinci bölümde ise, uluslararası insan hakları hukukunun söz konusu olumsuz etkilerin sınırlanmasında olası rolü ele alınmaktadır. Üçüncü bölümde ise bu süreçte hukukun sınırları tartışılmaktadır. Son bölümde ise, uluslararası hukuktan ulusal düzeyde hukuk ve politika yapım süreci ele alınmakta ve uluslararası insan hakları hukukundan iklim değişikliğine karşı politika yapım süreçlerinde nasıl yararlanabileceği ele alınmaktadır. Çalışma, hak temelli iklim değişikliği politikaları üretmede uluslararası insan hakları hukukundan yararlanabilecek altı farklı alanı işaret ederek sonlanmaktadır.

Anahtar Kelimeler: iklim değişikliği, insan hakları, sağlık hakkı, uluslararası hukuk, politika


 
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Olsson, I. A. & Olsson, J. A. (2016) Linking International Human Rights Law to Policy in Protecting Adverse Effects of Climate Change. TAF Prev Med Bull, 15 (6), 556-568. doi:10.5455/pmb.1-1447768063



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Olsson, Ilhami Alkan, and Johanna Alkan Olsson. 2016. Linking International Human Rights Law to Policy in Protecting Adverse Effects of Climate Change. TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, 15 (6), 556-568. doi:10.5455/pmb.1-1447768063



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Olsson, Ilhami Alkan, and Johanna Alkan Olsson. "Linking International Human Rights Law to Policy in Protecting Adverse Effects of Climate Change." TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin 15 (2016), 556-568. doi:10.5455/pmb.1-1447768063



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Olsson, Ilhami Alkan, and Johanna Alkan Olsson. "Linking International Human Rights Law to Policy in Protecting Adverse Effects of Climate Change." TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin 15.6 (2016), 556-568. Print. doi:10.5455/pmb.1-1447768063



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Olsson, I. A. & Olsson, J. A. (2016) Linking International Human Rights Law to Policy in Protecting Adverse Effects of Climate Change. TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, 15 (6), 556-568. doi:10.5455/pmb.1-1447768063



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