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Constitutional Environmental Rights Worldwide


James May


Widener University - School of Law

Erin Daly


Widener University - School of Law

September 23, 2011

PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, p. 329, James May, ed., American Bar Association, 2011
Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-35

Abstract:     
This chapter addresses the worldwide phenomenon of constitutional environmental rights. Roughly five dozen countries have constitutional provisions that form individualized rights to a healthy, adequate, or quality environment. Domestic courts and international tribunals are enforcing constitutionally enshrined environmental rights with growing frequency by recognizing basic human rights to clean water, clean air, and environmental opportunity. This chapter explains how courts worldwide have viewed constitutionally enshrined environmental rights and why these rights have faced such resistance by the bench and bar. It concludes by summarizing features that influence litigation strategies for practitioners.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: environmental law, constitutional law, environmental rights, constitutions, constitutional environmental rights

JEL Classification: K32

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Date posted: September 30, 2011  

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May, James and Daly, Erin, Constitutional Environmental Rights Worldwide (September 23, 2011). PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, p. 329, James May, ed., American Bar Association, 2011; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-35. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1932779

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James May (Contact Author)
Widener University - School of Law ( email )
4601 Concord Pike
P.O. Box 7286
Wilmington, DE 19803-0474
United States
Erin Daly
Widener University - School of Law ( email )
4601 Concord Pike
P.O. Box 7286
Wilmington, DE 19803-0474
United States
302-477-2143 (Phone)
304-477-2257 (Fax)
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