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Environmental law – The effect of the European Convention on Human Rights on UK environmental law

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  • Law
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  • Ecology
  • Geography

Abstract

The authors explain that although the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) does not refer to the environment in its list of rights and freedoms, the European Court of Human Rights (the body responsible for interpreting the convention) is creatively interpreting rights that are listed in it to counter environmental damage. The authors suggest that the extent of this creativity is of particular relevance at a time when the UK prepared to incorporate the convention into UK law. Article by Justine Thornton & Stephen Tromans of Simmons & Simmons solicitors, published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

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