Environment and Human Rights are the two sides of the same Coin

  • R. Siva Gayathri and K.M. Supriya
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  • R. Siva Gayathri

    Student in India

  • K.M. Supriya

    Student in India

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The subject of this paper seeks to shed light on how environmental exploitation and degradation negatively impact human rights. Human rights and ecological preservation are intrinsically linked. The maintenance of ecological equilibrium and advancing human rights go hand in hand Both of the objectives mentioned above concern human welfare. The practical implementation of fundamental rights presupposes a safe and healthy environment. About two-thirds of constitutional rights now address health; other formulations include rights to a clean, safe, favorable, or wholesome environment. Many national constitutions and regional writings recognize the right to a healthy environment. Although there is a clear connection between the two, governments and scholars have historically viewed environmental degradation and human rights violations as distinct problems. The exploitation of the environment, both natural and artificial, has a detrimental effect on human rights. A state of natural imbalance has been exacerbated by numerous human-centered undertakings like industrialization, urbanization, and the overuse of natural resources that compromise the environment, which has resulted in significant repercussions on a huge scale, including global warming, drought, floods, and ozone depletion. In the last 20 years, concerns have been associated with the rising level of pollution in our environment. Additionally, it is a constant wonder how the safeguards put in place by humans can effectively protect those affected by environmental deterioration. Therefore, it is advised that an international standard be established for lowering the amount of potentially harmful components in industrial effluent. By knowing specifics about the pollutant concentration and measuring Biological Oxygen Demand (B.O.D. ), environmental pollution hazards can also be managed. In other words, sound ecological principles must be taken into account while managing resources. In a nutshell, damage to the environment also causes harm to human health, which impairs human rights.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 1041 - 1049

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.115493

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