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Title: The Right to a Healthy Environment and Climate Litigation: A Game Changer?
Author(s): de Vilchez, Pau
Savaresi, Annalisa
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Issue Date: 2021
Date Deposited: 16-Feb-2023
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.
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.
DOI Link: 10.1093/yiel/yvac064
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 (, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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