Published: 01 Jul 2004

Organization: Geneva Environment Network

Published in July 2004 by the United Nations Environment Programme for the Geneva Environment Network with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape

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Table of contents

Key questions concerning the human rights and environment debate

An introduction
Franz Perrez

The challenges of human environmental rights
Yves Lador

Proceduralizing environmental rights: the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in a Human Rights Context
Marc Pallemaerts

Human Rights and the Environment
Philippe Sands

Environmental Human Rights in South Asia : Towards stronger participatory mechanisms
Jona Razzaque

Human Rights and the Environment : the perspective of the human rights bodies
Stefano Sensi


A. Decisions and resolutions of the Human Rights Commission 60th session

  • Decision 2004/119 Science and environment
  • Decision 2004/122 Human rights implications, particularly for indigenous people, of the disappearance of States for environmental reasons
  • Resolution 2004/17 Adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights

B. Roundtable programme

C. Biographies