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Environmental Rights in Europe and Beyond

Editor(s): Sanja Bogojevic, Rosemary Rayfuse
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Published: 26-11-2020
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 320
ISBN: 9781509943777
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Swedish Studies in European Law
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: £39.99
Online price : £35.99
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About Environmental Rights in Europe and Beyond

The growing awareness of an impending environmental crisis coupled with a series of national and regional environmental disasters led, in the 1960s and 1970s, to the birth of the global environmental movement and the widespread recognition of the need to protect the environment for both current and future generations. Against this backdrop the concept of 'environmental rights' surfaced as a means by which claims relating to the environment could be formulated in legal terms and thereby safeguarded. In the decades that followed, this concept has come to encompass many different variations of legal rights, which this book seeks to investigate and assess.

Table Of Contents

Part I: Environmental Rights: Hopes, Fears and Realities
1. Environmental Rights in Europe and Beyond: Setting the Scene
Sanja Bogojevic and Rosemary Rayfuse
2. Pitfalls in Promoting Environmental Rights
Colin T Reid
3. Environmental Rights in Marine Spaces
Richard Barnes

Part II: What Kinds of Environmental Rights in the EU Context?
4. Substantive Environmental Rights in the EU: Doomed to Disappoint?
Chris Hilson
5. Environmental (Property) Rights in Market-based Management
Sanja Bogojevic
6. Environmental Rights and Principles: Investigating Article 37 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
Eloise Scotford
7. Article 11 TFEU and Environmental Rights
Julian Nowag

Part III: Courts and Environmental Rights
8. Green Courts as the Providers of Environmental Rights? The Case of the Swedish Land and Environment Courts
Anders Bengtsson
9. EU Environmental Rights as Human Rights: Some Methodological Difficulties Facing European Courts 1
Eduardo Gill-Pedro

Part IV: Whose Environmental Rights?
10. The Rights of Environmental Investors: The Case of Renewable Energy
Anatole Boute
11. Pulling the Trigger: ENGO Standing Rights and the Enforcement of Environmental Obligations in EU Law
Jan Darpö


“What better can one say of a book than that it opens the door to an intense discussion on the role of environmental law as a means to protect the environment? This book should not only be read, but be studied by young law students – but then again also by all those to whom this call for improvement of environmental protection through law is addressed: academics, NGOs, practising environmental lawyers and judges.” –  Ludwig Krämer, Common Market Law Review

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