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An International Legal Framework for SE4All: Human Rights and Sustainable Development Law Imperatives

Kaime, Thoko and Glicksman, Robert L (2015) 'An International Legal Framework for SE4All: Human Rights and Sustainable Development Law Imperatives.' Fordham International Law Journal, 38 (5). pp. 1405-1444. ISSN 0747-9395

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Abstract

This Article examines the genesis and context of SE4All, placing the effort within both its historical and international policy contexts. It highlights the voluntary nature of the initiative and argues that its effective implementation and the achievement of its goals require the articulation of an applicable international legal framework that aids the transformation of SE4All’s policy actions into binding international legal commitments. The article contends that such a transformation does not depend on the creation of entirely new legal rules or institutions. Instead, an effective framework for successful implementation of SE4All can be derived from existing rules of international human rights law and sustainable development law. Reliance on these twin bodies of international law will increase the prospects for SE4All to achieve energy access and related goals that its predecessor initiatives have failed to accomplish.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Source info: 38 Fordham International Law Journal 1405 (2015) Kaime, Thoko and Glicksman, Robert L., An International Legal Framework for SE4All: Human Rights and Sustainable Development Law Imperatives (September 4, 2015). 38 Fordham International Law Journal 1405 (2015); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-37; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-37. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2656414
Uncontrolled Keywords: international environmental law; energy law; universal access to energy; human rights law; sustainable energy for all; SE4ALL; SE4ALL and human rights; access to energy to human rights; international energy law and policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Faculty of Humanities
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 08:47
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:42
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15209

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