The Non-Compliance Procedure of the Aarhus Convention: Between Environmental and Human Rights Control Mechanisms (C. Pitea)

Author Cesare Pitea Keywords public participation, decision-making, access to justice, access to information, the Aarhus Convention, international environmental law Abstract When the Parties to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (“the Aarhus Convention” or “the Convention”), at their  first meeting in Lucca (Italy) […]

Human Rights, Human Development, and the Right to a Healthy Environment: An Analytical Framework (M.J. Rogge)

Author(s) Malcom James Rogge Keywords Human Rights, Development, Human Right to a Healthy Environment, Public Participation, Abstract This paper provides a framework for understanding the profound interrelationship of human rights, human development, and the right to a healthy environment. The author argues that concerted public action in environmental affairs is necessary for true advancement in […]

The Right to a Healthy Environment, Human Rights and Sustainable Development (S. Giorgetta)

Author(s) Sueli Giorgetta Keywords sustainable development, environmental preservation, rights of present and future generations, human rights, right to a healthy environment, international law, procedural rights, public participation, human rights law, international law Abstract The concept of sustainable development is presented as a solution able to cope with development needs and the preservation of the environment, […]

Making Sand Castles as the Tide Comes in: Legal Aspects of Climate Justice (E. Burleson)

Author(s) Elizabeth Burleson Keywords Climate Change, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Sustainable Development, United Nations, International Law, environmentally sound tech, mitigation, adaptation, sustainable development, and disaster risk management, public participation, Governance, water Abstract Achieving climate justice and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are mutually- reinforcing challenges. The achievement of both is well within the capacity of […]

A Substantive Environmental Right: An Examination of the Legal Obligations of Decision-Makers towards the Environment (S. Turner)

Author(s) Stephen Turner Keywords environmental rights, legal obligations, environmental protection, international law, anthropocentricism, public participation, human rights Abstract Accute global awareness of environmental degradation seems at last to have created a consensus that environmental obligations should be imposed on decision-makers, whether state or non-state actors. However, although substantive environmental rights have been developed to a […]