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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/54/S23.037

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AS HUMAN RIGHT INTERNATIONAL, EUROPEAN AND NATIONAL LEGISLATION (CASE OF WESTERN BALKAN COUNTRIES)

S. Shala, M. Hyseni
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-11-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 54, 283-290 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/54/S23.037

ABSTRACT

Environment Protection is becoming part of the international and national legislation on human rights. The link between the environment protection and human right is the focus of such paper. Alongside, the paper will raise also the question of environment protection as dispensable mean for the protection of one fundamental right such as the right to life. Indeed, the debate about the relationship between the environment protection and human right at international level is going on for more than forty years. Moreover, the legislation has been developed also on this regard at international level and at certain degree at national level. The development of such legislation in all the countries is very important considering the fact that the environment protection depends not only on one country but also on neighboring counties. The present paper will analyze the existing constitutional national legislation of Western Balkan countries as candidate and potential candidate countries to join the EU in order to identify the need for legal intervention on those countries for the purpose of recognizing the link between environment protection and human rights and foreseeing explicitly the environment protection as human right.

Keywords: human rights, environment protection as human right, international and national legislation, harmonization of national and European legislation, Western Balkan Countries.