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


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.

Thornton, Justine and Tromans, Stephen (1998) Environmental law – The effect of the European Convention on Human Rights on UK environmental law. Amicus Curiae, 1998 (12). pp. 23-25.


Item Type:Article
Subjects:Law
Keywords:Environmental law, European law, Human rights
Divisions:Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Collections:Amicus Curiae
Deposited By:Peter Webster
Date Deposited:01 May 2012 09:41
Last Modified:01 May 2012 10:23
ItemID:3968
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