La Protección Legal Del Medio Ambiente: Desarrollo Sostenible Y Acciones Colectivas (The Legal Protection of the Environment: Sustainable Development and Collective Actions)

Revista Jurídica Mario Alario D’Filippo, VIII (16), Pág 135-158

24 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2017

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: Medio ambiente, empresa y derechos humanos forman parte integrante de un problema social que requiere urgentes respuestas legales. Su resolución debe contemplar estudios de derecho comparado, en el plano del derecho angloamericano y derecho continental. Legislación y jurisprudencia son soportes necesarios para lograr este objetivo, teniendo presente la doctrina internacional imperante en este tópico. Pensamos que la aplicación en materia de daños del principio de la responsabilidad objetiva será esencial para una mejor defensa del medio ambiente y, al mismo tiempo, de la protección de la salud de los ciudadanos. Las acciones de defensa de intereses colectivos son el mecanismo legal adecuado para conseguir estos fines.

English Abstract: Environmental law, corporations and human rights are part and parcel of a social problem that urgently needs to be remedied. Therefore, the best way of tackling this real crossroad is through comparative law studies encompassing both common law and continental law jurisdictions. Legislation and jurisprudence are the most suitable legal tools so as to achieve this goal, taking also into account the prevailing doctrine in this subject all around the world. From our standpoint, as far as tort law is concerned, the application of strict liability through the principle of “polluter pays” will be the best way of protecting the environment as well as the health of the citizens. Class actions are the most adequate way of reaching these targets.

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Keywords: environmental law, corporations, human rights, class actions

Suggested Citation

Viguri Perea, Agustin and Marullo, Maria Chiara, La Protección Legal Del Medio Ambiente: Desarrollo Sostenible Y Acciones Colectivas (The Legal Protection of the Environment: Sustainable Development and Collective Actions) (2016). Revista Jurídica Mario Alario D’Filippo, VIII (16), Pág 135-158, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2983057

Agustin Viguri Perea

Jaume I University ( email )

Castellon
E-12071 Castello de la Plana, Castellón de la Plana 12071
Spain

Maria Chiara Marullo (Contact Author)

Jaume I University ( email )

Castellon, Castellón de la Plana 12071
Spain

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