Constitutional Environmental Rights

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, May 2014

16 Pages Posted: 31 May 2016  

Erin Daly

Widener University Delaware Law School

James May

Widener University Delaware Law School

Date Written: May 27, 2014

Abstract

Environmental constitutionalism is a relatively recent phenomenon at the confluence of constitutional law, international law, human rights, and environmental law. It embodies the recognition that the environment is a proper subject for protection in constitutional texts and for vindication by constitutional courts worldwide. This entry provides an overview of the extent to which countries have adopted constitutional protections to protect the environment either for people or for its own sake, focusing on the origins, establishment, emergence and enforceability of environmental constitutionalism around the globe.

Keywords: environmental law, constitutional law, environmental constitutionalism

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

Daly, Erin and May, James, Constitutional Environmental Rights (May 27, 2014). Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, May 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2787211

Erin Daly (Contact Author)

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

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304-477-2257 (Fax)

James May

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

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