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Regime Type: The Nexus Between Human Rights and Environmentalism

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Maha Butt

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US
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This article explores the intersectionality between human rights and environmental protection by a cross country analysis between and within Pakistan and Indonesia. I argue that, as both former colonies progressed towards liberal democracies, the number of human rights violations significantly decreased and both countries showcased better commitment to environmentalism through various initiatives and projects. This establishes a significant positive correlation between increasing human rights protection and reversing the trends that cause environmental damage. As seen in both countries, dictatorships did not only violate basic human rights and necessities, but also further aggravated climate change and the effects of natural disasters.
How to Cite: Butt, M., 2021. Regime Type: The Nexus Between Human Rights and Environmentalism . LSE Undergraduate Political Review, 4(2), pp.37–55.
Published on 31 Dec 2021.
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