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3 - Confronting structural injustice: Strategies of localization, regionalism, and an emerging global constitutional order

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 June 2014

Terrence E. Paupp
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Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington DC
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[O]ne-dimensional change is not enough. In this connection, the debate as to the relative importance of normative as against structural transformation during world order transition is misleading, as system transformation proceeds on the basis of both normative and structural transformation

(Kim 1984, 338).

[I]t is essential to identify cross-cutting issues and develop a research agenda within the framework of international sustainable development law. Indeed, the close relationship that exists between international human rights law, international environmental law and international law in relation to the issue of poverty eradication cannot be overlooked

(Atapattu 2005, 308).

Conflicts and human rights violations have a symbiotic relationship. The worst human rights abuses occur in conflicts. As such, it is important to understand and take what measures the private sector can within its limited sphere of influence to analyze, address, and help prevent conflicts that often arise in countries with strategic resources and oppressive governments, before they result in human rights violations connected to a project

(Woicke 2005, 342).
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