Problems in Environmental Protection and Human Rights: A Human Right to the Environment

33 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last revised: 13 Nov 2015

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Don Anton

ANU College of Law; Griffith University - Griffith Law School

Dinah L. Shelton

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: June 26, 2011

Abstract

This "case study" was intended to be included in Anton & Shelton, Environmental Problems and Human Rights (Cambridge, 2011), but space limitations forced its omission from the printed text. The assertion of a human right to a healthy environment has persisted over the last 40 years. Here we examine the international guarantees and national guarantees that have developed. We also look at moves toward a Declaration on Human Rights and the Environment.

Keywords: Human Rights, International Law, Environmental Law

JEL Classification: K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Anton, Donald K. and Shelton, Dinah L., Problems in Environmental Protection and Human Rights: A Human Right to the Environment (June 26, 2011). ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 11-17, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1872937 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1872937

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Dinah L. Shelton

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

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