Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

  • The Ground-Breaking Advisory Opinion OC-23/17 of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Healthy Environment and Human Rights

    –Domenico Giannino, Lecturer in International Law, INSEEC University (London). Contemporary processes of environmental degradation require the creation of innovative legal tools with the objective of preserving those resources that are intrinsically essential for the life of human beings. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights Advisory Opinion OC-23/17 – issued in November 2017 at the request of the Republic of Colombia – adopts an innovative jurisdictional approach, recognising the right to a healthy environment as a fundamental right to the existence of humankind.