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Environmental Law Dimensions of Human Rights

Ben Boer


The past few decades have seen a slow but steady convergence of certain aspects of the realms of environmental law and human rights at international and national levels. A high quality environment is coming to be regarded as a necessary prerequisite for the enjoyment of some of the most fundamental human rights especially as the rights to life, health, adequate food, clean water and proper housing are also dependent on a quality environment. Each chapter of this book records some aspect of the links between environmental law and human rights in substantive and/or procedural terms. The chapters ... More

Keywords: environmental law, human rights, convergence, procedural rights, substantive rights, institutional developments, ASEAN Declaration on Human Rights, human rights and private sector, climate change, human displacement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198736141
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736141.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Boer, editor
Distinguished Professor, Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University Law School and Emeritus Professor at University of Sydney Law School