The Contribution of International Rights Law to Environmental Protection, with Special Reference to Global Change (A. A. Cançado Trindade)

Author(s)

A.A. Cançado Trindade

Keywords

human rights, environmental protection, globalization, internationalization, temporal dimension, right to life, Ratio Legis, right to health, healthy environment, vulnerability, implementation, international refugee law

Abstract

I. The Growth of Human Rights Protection and Environmental Protection: From Internationalization to Globalization.

II. The Incidence of the Temporal Dimension in Environmental Protection and in Human Rights Protection.

III. The Fundamental Right to Life at the Basis of the Ratio Legis of International Human Rights Law and Environmental Law.

IV. The Right to Health as the Starting-Point towards the Right to a Healthy Environment.

V. The Right to a Healthy Environment as an Extension of the Right to Health.

VI. The Protection of Vulnerable Groups at the Confluence of International Human Rights Law and International Environmental Law.

VII. The Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment: The Concern for Environmental Protection in International Human Rights Instruments.

VIII. Concern for the Protection of Human Rights in the Realm of International Environmental Law.

IX. Concern for the Protection of the Environment in the Realm of International Humanitarian Law.

X. Protection of the Environment and International Refugee Law

XI. The Question of the Implementation (Mise en Oeurre) of the Right to a Healthy Environment.

XII. The Right to a Healthy Environment and the Absence of Restrictions in the Expansion of Human Rights Protection and Environmental Protection.

Citation

A.A. Cançado Trindade, ‘The Contribution of International Rights Law to Environmental Protection, with Special Reference to Global Change’ in: Environmental Change and International Law: New Challenges and Dimensions, Edith Brown Weiss ed. (The United Nations University, 1992)

Paper

The Contribution of International Rights Law to Environmental
Protection, with Special Reference to Global Change