International Environmental Law

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Unformatted text preview: 2002 o Jo Berg o Green Planet Blues: Environmental Politics from Stockholm to Johannesburg Does of should ILaw encompass a human right to a safe environment? o No legally binding I instrument deals specifically with the neus between environmental protection and human rights, buuutttt certain non- binding instruments make the link 1997 ICJ Gabcikovo (Hungary v. Slovakia) decision, stated o “the protection of the environment is likewise a vital part of contemporary human rights doctrine, for it is sine qua non for numerous human rights such as the right to health and the right to life itself. It is scarcely necessary to elaborate on this, as damage o the environment can impair and undermine all the human rights spoken of in the Universal Declara...
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