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UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

Fecha: (9/26/2022 2:07:12 PM)

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On July 26, 2022, the UN General Assembly declared access to a clean and healthy environment a universal human right. This declaration reinforces Advisory Opinion OC-23/17 (The Environment and Human Rights) of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which recognizes “the undeniable relationship between the protection of the environment and the realization of other human rights.”

The Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR), as part of its mandate and as part of its project on New Human Rights Challenges: Promotion and Protection of the Right to a Healthy Environment and its Defense in Central America, supports what has been expressed by the Inter-American Court and the United Nations.

More information on the topic may be found in the following publications:

1- Problemática socioambiental en Honduras y Guatemala: justicia, protección y defensa en los ámbitos nacional e interamericano

2- Herramienta de diagnóstico sobre la implementación de las obligaciones internacionales de derechos humanos en el contexto de la actividad empresarial

3- Guía sobre debida diligencia en derechos humanos para pequeñas y medianas empresas

4-Manual de Formación para Capacitadores en la Protección y Cuidado de las Defensoras y Defensores del Medio Ambiente en Honduras y Guatemala:

5-Movilidad humana en el contexto del cambio climático y desastres en Centroamérica: una perspectiva de derechos humanos: