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Ius et Praxis

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AGUILAR CAVALLO, Gonzalo. The content and contemporary scope of the right to access to environmental participation. Ius et Praxis [online]. 2020, vol.26, n.2, pp.78-103. ISSN 0718-0012.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-00122020000200078.

The environmental participation constitutes a fundamental part of the principles of environmental governance. This participation is essential for the environmental democracy. In the last decades, the environmental participation has been strongly developed as a human right. Traditionally it has been cope with it as an instrumental right in order to fulfill the right to enjoy a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, but it also entails a constitutional value. This right has been recently embodied in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Escazú Convention. Its standards could involve legal adjustments at the national level.

Keywords : Environmental participation; rights to environmental access; the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

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