Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment: Children's Rights

United Nations Human Rights Council, A/HRC/37/58, 2018

19 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2018

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John H. Knox

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Date Written: January 24, 2018

Abstract

This report describes the effects of environmental harm on the human rights of children, including their rights to life, health, and development, to an adequate standard of living, and to play and recreation. It also describes the obligations of States to protect children from such harm, including obligations to provide for environmental education, information and assessment, to consider the views of children in policy-making, to provide access to effective remedies, to set substantive standards at levels that protect children from harm, and to take additional measures to protect children who are particularly at risk.

Keywords: Human Rights, Environment, Sustainable Development, Children

JEL Classification: K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Knox, John H., Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment: Children's Rights (January 24, 2018). United Nations Human Rights Council, A/HRC/37/58, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3148487

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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