The Human Right to a Viable Environment (S.T. Ramnewash-Oemrawsingh)


Sangini T. Ramnewash-Oemrawsingh


ECHR, environmental issues, Strasbourg system for protection of human rights, case law, human rights systems, UN, international law


Human rights tribunals are regularly confronted with complaints regarding human rights violations caused by environmental degradation. This book deals with the effectiveness of incorporating environmental dimensions into existing human rights and analyses the feasibility of a separate enforceable human right relating to the environment. Including chapters on the relevant case law of several regional human rights systems, such as the European Convention on Human Rights, the American Convention on Human Rights and global human rights systems, such as the UN International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, it demonstrates that incorporating environmental aspects within existing human rights is problematic and recommends the insertion of a right to a viable environment in all human rights systems.

Thorough description and clear survey of relevant case law organised under relevant convention provisions allows the reader to get a good overview of all relevant case law • Detailed analysis of the feasibility of a human right to a viable environment including the formulation demonstrates the difficulties of the development of a ‘new’ human right • Subjects that are usually discussed separately by authors are all examined, giving an overview of all the issues relating to the subject


Sangini T. Ramnewash-Oemrawsingh, The Human Right to a Viable Environment (CUP, 2010)


The Human Right to a Viable Environment