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16 Principle 12

Margaret A. Young

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: 29 January 2023

Sustainable development

This chapter analyses the rationale, travaux préparatoires, conceptual scope, and normative and jurisprudential influence of Principle 12 of the Rio Declaration. It analyses in detail the four dimensions of the trade-environment link identified in Principle 12, paying particular attention to their impact on treaties and soft law instruments as well as to their operation in international jurisprudence.

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