The Implicit Constitutional Right to Live in a Healthy Environment (D. R. Boyd)

Author David R. Boyd Keywords constitutional rights, healthy environment, environmental rights, human rights Abstract The right to a healthy environment has rapidly gained constitutional protection around the world. In at least twenty countries, recognition of the right to a healthy environment first occurred through court decisions determining that it is implicit in other constitutional provisions, primarily the right to life. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Linking Human Rights and Environment (R. Picolotti and J.D. Taillant)

Author(s) Romina Picolotti and Jorge Daniel Taillant Keywords Environmental protection, human rights, healthy environment, remedy, mechanisms, redress Abstract Through examples ranging from water rights to women’s rights, this collection offers practical ways in which environmental protection can be approached through human rights instruments. Its coverage includes reviews of existing international laws and treaties that establish […]

When interests clash: the right to water in South Sudan: Fiona Lubett and Afshin Akhtarkhavari

Authors Fiona Lubett and Afshin Akhtarkhavari Keywords Rights, healthy environment, access to water, competing interests, South Sudan, White Nile Abstract Access to water is a significant twenty-first century concern but the right to it, couched in the context of the human rights discourse, while often able to assist with short-term solutions, particularly in developing countries, […]