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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Environment and Human Rights

Alan Boyle

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 14 April 2021

Subject(s):
Sustainable development — Natural resources — Indigenous peoples — International watercourses — Right to life — Access to justice — Access to information — Right to property

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 In 1972 the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment declared that[m]an has the fundamental right to freedom, equality and adequate conditions of life, in an environment of a quality that permits a life of dignity and well-being, and he bears a solemn responsibility to protect and improve the environment for present and future generations. (Principle 1 UN Conference on the Human Environment, ‘Stockholm Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment’ [‘Stockholm Declaration’])2 This statement might have provided the basis for...
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