Poverty, Denial of Environmental Rights, Abuse of Fundamental Human Rights: A Focus on the Global Legal Framework

Posted: 11 Jun 2019

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Charity Emelie

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

Date Written: May 25, 2019

Abstract

This paper examines some global framework that are in place to enhance eradication of poverty, protect environmental rights and fundamental rights. Poverty has become synonymous with the nation in particular and the international community in general. One of the ways to effectively tackle this menace head on is to globally accept and adopt the truism that poverty situation in any nation amounts to and projects the level of environmental and fundamental human rights abuses prevalent in such country. The narrative textual nature was adopted in addressing the issue under discussion. The fact remains that an honest quest and effective implementation and upholding of environmental and fundamental human rights principles will reduce the level of poverty evidenced all over the world to zero tolerance level. Fundamental human rights enforcement holds at its centre an approach that tends to balance the link between poverty, environmental and fundamental human rights. Available literature of the subject will be reviewed. Finally we suggest that the government and all environmental and human rights organizations and agencies should enforce implementation of human rights policies so as to fight poverty.

Suggested Citation

Emelie, Charity, Poverty, Denial of Environmental Rights, Abuse of Fundamental Human Rights: A Focus on the Global Legal Framework (May 25, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3394148

Charity Emelie (Contact Author)

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University ( email )

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
Igbariam
Nigeria

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