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

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 Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

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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