Problems in Environmental Protection and Human Rights: A Human Right to the Environment
33 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2011 Last revised: 13 Nov 2015
Date Written: June 26, 2011
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
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