PDF - Human rights and the environment (2002)
This book brings together, for the first time, international texts all of which stress the importance of the "human right to environment". These instruments have established the existence of procedural rights such as access to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters. They also show the emergence of a substantive human right to a quality environment.
All of these are evaluated and the need to open a debate about human duties towards the environment is considered. The book demonstrates, in a comprehensive manner, how important it is to have a high standard of environmental protection as a fundamental human right
it makes an important contribution to the search for suitable instruments for protecting environmental quality, for the benefit of present and future generations.
Human rights specialists, environmentalists and all those wishing to exercise individual or collective environmental rights will find this book an extremely useful reference book.