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5 Principle 1

Francesco Francioni

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: 28 March 2023

Sustainable development — Climate change

This chapter analyses the rationale, travaux préparatoires, conceptual scope, and normative and jurisprudential influence of Principle 1 of the Rio Declaration. It highlights the limited room given to human rights in the formulation of this principle and how the connection between human rights and environmental protection has subsequently evolved.

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