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ASPECTS REGARDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Oana Maria HANCIU

 The European Court of Human Rights has recognized in its jurisprudence the relationship

between human rights and the environment and that, indirectly, environmental degradation affects
human rights by altering the values protected by the Convention. Environmental degradation has far
outstripped national borders, becoming a cross-border environmental issue with great challenges for
the international community. Environmental degradation affects the community as a whole and,
consequently, its rights to a clean environment. The ECHR indirectly provides protection for
environmental issues by creating real and effective environmental jurisprudence.

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