The Role of a Shift of Paradigm in Environmental Rights Construction

Updated: Jan 21

The aim of the “Share the knowledge” initiative is to create a diverse, inclusive, and participatory knowledge network on human rights. Within this segment, we share valuable and interesting academic papers. Readers have the chance to deepen human rights-related topics and to get some ideas for further studies.


We are pleased to share the academic paper of Carolina Mejía Toro, a second-year HRG student. This was submitted as the final paper for the course, Religions and Human Rights on 1st July 2020. In her work, Carolina explores the relationship between environmental rights and religious traditions, and the possible interactions with religious beliefs, moral cosmologies, and the human rights discourse. Using the three main categories of Willis Jenkins, Professor of Religions, Ethics and Environment, namely the “environmental degradation”, the “rights held for future generationsand the “ecological membershiparguments, Carolina finds that religious traditions foster environmental ethical responsibilities while both embracing and resisting a rights-based approach to solving environmental problems.


The following work is the intellectual property of Carolina Mejía Toro and any attempt to pass her work off as your own may have academic and legal consequences.


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