Report of the Independent Expert on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment: Mapping Report

United Nations Human Rights Council, A/HRC/25/53, 2013

22 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2014

See all articles by John H. Knox

John H. Knox

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Date Written: December 30, 2013

Abstract

The report maps human rights obligations relating to the environment, on the basis of an extensive review of global and regional sources. The Independent Expert describes procedural obligations of States to assess environmental impacts on human rights and to make environmental information public, to facilitate participation in environmental decision-making, and to provide access to remedies for environmental harm. He describes States’ substantive obligations to adopt legal and institutional frameworks that protect against environmental harm that interferes with the enjoyment of human rights, including harm caused by private actors. Finally, he outlines obligations relating to the protection of members of groups in vulnerable situations, including women, children and indigenous peoples.

Keywords: human rights, environment, United Nations, Human Rights Council

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Knox, John H., Report of the Independent Expert on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment: Mapping Report (December 30, 2013). United Nations Human Rights Council, A/HRC/25/53, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2506184

John H. Knox (Contact Author)

Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 7206
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
United States

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
89
Abstract Views
470
rank
296,517
PlumX Metrics