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19 Principle 15

Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

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: 05 June 2023

Sustainable development

This chapter analyses the rationale, travaux préparatoires, conceptual scope, and normative and jurisprudential influence of Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration. It pays particular attention to the definition of the province of precaution as distinguished from that of prevention, as well as to the reception of precaution in treaty law and jurisprudence, both international and domestic.

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