Right to a Healthy Environment - 2018

Submitted by John Knox & D… on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:27

Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 37/8, the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment submits his first report to the General Assembly. In the report, the Special Rapporteur recommends that the Assembly recognize the human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. Drawing on the extensive experience with this right at the national and regional levels, he explains why the time has come for such recognition by the United Nations.