Principles of International Environmental Law

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Human rights and armed conflict

International human rights

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Introduction

As it develops, international environmental law raises many issues already familiar to international human rights lawyers. In the environmental context, questions related to the existence and application of minimum international standards and the proper role of individuals and other non-governmental

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