Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment on His Mission to Uruguay

United Nations Human Rights Council

19 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2019

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John H. Knox

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Date Written: February 7, 2018

Abstract

On the basis of a country visit to Uruguay on April 24-28, 2017, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment reviews the legal and institutional framework for environmental protection in Uruguay; describes its environmental conditions; and describes good practices and challenges in several areas, including: (a) climate change; (b) access to information; (c) public participation in decision-making; and (d) access to effective remedies. The report concludes with recommendations of the Special Rapporteur in each of these areas.

Keywords: Human Rights, Environment, Sustainable Development, Uruguay

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 on His Mission to Uruguay (February 7, 2018). United Nations Human Rights Council. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3339419

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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