The Right to Environment and Sustainable Development as a Principle of International Law (N. Singh)

Author N. Singh Keywords Right to Environment, Sustainable Development, International Law Abstract None available Citation (1997) in La Droit a la Qualité de L’Environment: un Droit Endevenir, un Droit a Definir, N. Duple (Ed.) Paper Not available online

A Right to Environment in International Law: Current Status and Future Outlook (P. Pevato)

Author(s) Paula M.Pevato Keywords Right to Environment, International Law, Public Policy, Human Rights, Policy Science Excerpt In adhering to the spirit of this special issue of RECIEL that aims to ‘look back and look ahead’, this article is both reflective and somewhat prescient, given that it will touch upon recent history, present status and future […]

Environmental Rights (J. G. Merrills)

Author(s) John G. Merrills Keywords environmental rights, human rights, environmental treaties, freedom of information, right to environment, value of rights, determinacy, consistency, obligations, legal rights, moral rights Abstract The relation between the environment and human rights has led to considerable interest in the subject of ‘environmental rights’ – which raises the possibility of formulating claims […]

Considering the Interpretation and Implementation of Article 24 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Light of the SERAC Communication (M. van der Linde and L. Louw)

Author(s) Morné van der Linde & Lirette Louw Keywords human rights, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, African Commission, SERAC, right to environment Abstract In accordance with article 30 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, an African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights was established in 1987 with a mandate to […]

Definition of an Environmental Right in a Human Rights Context (P. Cullet)

Author(s) Philippe Cullet Keywords Right to environment, environmental protection, human rights, implementation mechanisms, procedural rights Abstract This article examines the theoretical background of a right to environment, its contents and the different ways to achieve implementation of the norm. Environmental protection is first ascertained as a universal concern which warrants consideration within a human rights […]