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

United Nations Human Rights Council, A/HRC/28/61

21 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2015

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John H. Knox

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Date Written: February 3, 2015

Abstract

This report, submitted by the Independent Expert to the Human Rights Council for its March 2015 session, describes good practices of governments, international organizations, civil society organizations, corporations and others in the use of human rights obligations relating to the environment, including (a) procedural obligations to make environmental information public, to facilitate public participation in environmental decision-making, to protect rights of expression and association, and to provide access to legal remedies; (b) substantive obligations, including obligations relating to non-State actors; (c) obligations relating to transboundary harm; and (d) obligations relating to those in vulnerable situations.

Keywords: human rights, environment, United Nations

JEL Classification: K32, 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: Compilation of Good Practices (February 3, 2015). United Nations Human Rights Council, A/HRC/28/61. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599011

John H. Knox (Contact Author)

Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )

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

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