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Human Rights in Natural Resource Development: Public Participation in the Sustainable Development of Mining and Energy Resources

Donald M. Zillman, Alastair Lucas, and George (Rock) Pring


A new human right of public participation by those affected by natural resource development is set to define major economic developments in the 21st century. It is a fundamental part of the international norm of ‘sustainable development’, designed to harmonise economic betterment and environmental-cultural-social protection for this and succeeding generations. A recognised human right since the 1940s, public participation today is assuming many different legal and political forms — citizen involvement, indigenous peoples' rights, local community rights, sustainable development agreements, publ ... More

Keywords: public participation, natural resource development, sustainable development, indigenous peoples, local community rights, consultation, public hearings, advisory councils, legal authorities, public participation law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253784
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253784.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald M. Zillman, editor
Godfrey Professor of Law and Interim President, University of Maine at Fort Kent

Alastair Lucas, editor
Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science, University of Calgary

George (Rock) Pring, editor
Professor of Law, University of Denver College of Law, and Adjunct Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering Faculty, Colorado School of Mines

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The Basics of Public Participation Law

International Law Perspectives on Public Participation

Key National and Regional Perspectives on Public Participation In the Developed Nations

Key National and Regional Perspectives on Public Participation in the Emerging Economies

Key National and Regional Perspectives on Public Participation in the Developing World

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