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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Earth Charter (2000)

Klaus Bosselmann

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 February 2019

Subject(s):
Sustainable development — Indigenous peoples — Climate change — Disarmament — Natural resources — Right to liberty and security of person — Development, right to — Right to education — Women, rights — Children, rights

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The origins and development of the Earth Charter can be best understood in light of the development of concern for the environment within the United Nations (UN) . When the UN was founded in 1945 its agenda for world security emphasized three major goals: to ensure peace and world security, to secure human rights , and to foster equitable socioeconomic development (Vilela 18; see also Peace, Right to, International Protection ; Security, Right to, International Protection ; Development, International Law of ; Development, Right to, International Protection )....
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