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The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development - A Commentary edited by Viñuales, Jorge E

21 Principle 17

Neil Craik

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, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 October 2019

Subject(s):
Sustainable development

This chapter analyses the rationale, travaux préparatoires, conceptual scope, and normative and jurisprudential influence of Principle 17 of the Rio Declaration. It clarifies the origins and operation of environmental impact assessment procedures, their current scope and legal status, and the extension towards the assessment of policies and related instruments.

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