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11 Principle 7

Philippe Cullet

From: The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary

Edited By: Jorge E. Viñuales

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 June 2023

Sustainable development

This chapter analyses the rationale, travaux préparatoires, conceptual scope, and normative and jurisprudential influence of Principle 7 of the Rio Declaration. It pays particular attention to how the common but differentiated responsibilities principle stated in Principle 7 introduces fundamental corrections to the idea of equality and reciprocity among States in international environmental law.

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