Claiming Environmental Rights: Some Possibilities Offered by the United Nations’ Human Rights Mechanisms (C. Dommen)

Author(s)

Caroline Dommen

Keywords

environmental rights, United Nations, mechanisms, redress, environmental harm

Abstract

Individuals and groups seeking to prevent environmental harm, or seeking reparation of such harm after it has occurred are likely to find that international human rights procedures and institutions provide interesting avenues for redress. This article will describe and evaluate ways the United Nations’ (U.N.’s) human rights procedures can be used by people seeking prevention and reparation of environmental harm, but it will not dwell on the more theoretical considerations of the substantive or procedural content of a right to a clean environment.

Citation

(1998) 11 Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 1

Paper

Claiming Environmental Rights: Some Possibilities Offered by the United Nations’ Human Rights Mechanisms