Manual on Human Rights and the Environment

Type: Toolkit
Theme: Environment & Sustainability
Format: PDF
Publisher: Council of Europe
Year: 2012
Short summary:
The main aim of this manual is to increase the understanding of the relationship between the protection of human rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (“the Convention”) and the environment and thereby to contribute to strengthening environmental protection at the national level. To achieve this aim, the manual seeks to provide information about the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) in this field. In addition, it will highlight the impact of the European social charter and relevant interpretations of the European Social Charter (“the Charter”) by the European Committee of Social Rights (“the Committee”).