Human Rights and Protection of the Environment: A Mildly Revisionist View (G. Handl)

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Günther Handl

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human rights, environmental protection, international human rights law, United Nations

Abstract

Extract: “The concept of environmental rights as “new” human rights – “third generation”, so -called “human needs” or “solidarity” rights – is a relatively old one. So is the debate over whether such entitlements presently are, are about to be, or should be guaranteed in international law. However, the upcoming 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development which presents the potentially unique opportunity to write and refine basic international environmental law for the rest of the century and beyond, has again focussed attention on the concept of international environmental human rights.”

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G. Handl, “Human Rights and Protection of the Environment: A Mildly Revisionist View” in A. Cançado Trindade ed., Human Rights and Environmental Protection (1995) p117

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Human Rights and Protection of the Environment: A Mildly Revisionist View