Anna Grear

Anna Grear is Reader in Law at Cardiff Uni­ver­sity, UK, and Adjunct Asso­ci­ate Pro­fessor of Law at the Uni­ver­sity of Waikato, New Zealand.

JHRE Editorial: The Discourse of ‘Biocultural’ Rights

The discourse of ‘biocultural’ rights and the search for new epistemic parameters: moving beyond essentialisms and old certainties in an age of Anthropocene complexity? Journal of Human Rights and the Environment (JHRE) Editorial (Vol 6, Issue 1, 2015).There can be little doubt of the multiple complexities facing law in the twenty-first century. Climate change alone…

A Longer Road to Freedom: Addressing 21st Century Apartheids

Apartheid may of­fi­cially have ended in South African law and politics, but the world faces rap­idly con­sol­id­ating new forms of ‘apartheid’ with just as deadly an im­pact — but this time, on a global scale.The death of Nelson Mandela seems to unite minds and hearts the world over in a celebration of his life’s achievements and an…

Rights and property paradigms: challenging the hegemony

We are delighted to publish the latest editorial of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment. Now into its third Volume, the Journal provides a fascinating and powerful space for critical legal engagement. The interrelationship of (human) rights and property paradigms raises particularly profound questions when played out in respect of environmental claims. It is therefore no surprise…