Introducing the Environmental Minimum
30 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 7, 2016
This paper will present the core argument in favour of establishing the environmental minimum as a framework for the relationship between the protection of the environment and human rights. In simplified terms, the environmental minimum seeks to protect those basic environmental conditions that are necessary for the meaningful enjoyment of human rights, chiefly by providing a framework that fosters an active engagement with environmental degradation, its regulation and enforcement.
Keywords: environmental protection, human rights, legal theory
JEL Classification: K1
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