|Appears in Collections:||Law and Philosophy Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||The Right to a Healthy Environment and Climate Litigation: A Game Changer?|
|Author(s):||de Vilchez, Pau|
|Citation:||de Vilchez P & Savaresi A (2021) The Right to a Healthy Environment and Climate Litigation: A Game Changer?. <i>Yearbook of International Environmental Law</i>, 32 (1), pp. 3-19. https://doi.org/10.1093/yiel/yvac064|
|Abstract:||First Paragraph: In October 2021, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council adopted a resolution recognizing ‘the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment’ as a ‘human right that is important for the enjoyment of human rights.’ In July 2022, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) also adopted a resolution recognizing the same right (hereinafter referred to as a ‘right to a healthy environment’). While formally not legally binding, these resolutions are the culmination of a lengthy diplomatic process, following three decades of debate on the comparative utility of the explicit recognition of the right to a healthy environment vis-a-vis the so-called ‘greening’ of existing human rights.|
|Rights:||© The Author(s) 2023. Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.|
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