European Committee of Social Rights: the right to a healthy environment (M. Trilsch)

Author Mirja Trilsch Keywords Air pollution, Greece, health hazards, positive obligations, public health, state liability, human rights, healthy environment. Abstract Discusses the European Committee of Social Rights decision in Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights (MFHR) v Greece (30/2005) on whether Greece had failed to comply with its positive obligations under the European Social Charter 1961 […]

Let’s get physical: civil liability and the perception of risk (C. Hilson)

Author Chris Hilson Keywords Environment, health, negligence, nuisance, contaminated land, damage to property, economic loss, hazardous substances, health hazards, nuisance, risk management, tortious liability Abstract Examines the role of risk perception in tort claims concerning environmental “stigma damages” and fear of disease. Reviews the varying public perceptions of risk, the need to show physical damage […]

Tatar v Romania – case comment

Author James Harrison Keywords Human rights, environment, hazardous substances, health hazards, mining operations, pollution, right to respect for private and family life, risk management, Romania Abstract The applicants in this case, Vasile Gheorghe Tâtar and Paul Tâtar, lived approximately 100 metres from a gold mine in Baia Mare, Romania. The operators of the mine were […]

Sick of the weather: climate change, human health and international law (M. Depledge and C. Carlarne)

Author(s) Michael Depledge and Cinnamon Carlarne Keywords Climate change; Health hazards; Human rights; International environmental law Abstract Considers the lack of information concerning the human health risks of climate change, and the problems posed by the fragmentation of the international environmental and human rights regimes for the development of an appropriate mechanism for addressing the […]