The chartering of environmental protection: exploring the boundaries of environmental protection as a human right (K Hectors)

Author

Kristof Hectors

Keywords

EC law; environmental protection; human rights; ECHR; sustainable development; jurisprudence.

Abstract

Discusses the legal significance of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights 2000 art.37, providing for environmental protection. Considers the extent to which art.37 contains a right to environmental protection, focusing on its three main components of sustainable development, the integration principle and environmental protection. Comments on the relationship between art.37 and European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence. Compares the legal status of the 2000 Charter with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union signed on December 12, 2007. Suggests ways of improving art.37.

Citation

(2008) 17(3) European Energy and Environmental Law Review, 165-175.

Paper

The chartering of environmental protection: exploring the boundaries of environmental protection as human right.