Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica, Vol 15, No 1 (2019)

The New Global Pact for the Environment

Elena Loredana Pirvu

Abstract


On 19 September 2017, the UN General Assembly in New York informed everyone that it was to present the project of a Global Pact for the Environment, before the Heads of State and Governments, representatives of civil society, the private sector, etc. of the 193 Member States of the organisation, in the presence of UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres, President of the French Constitutional Council Laurent Fabius, and French President Emmanuel Macron.

If adopted, this pact comes to complement the legal edifice of fundamental human rights norms, created by René Cassin, consolidated by Karel Vasak by creating the three generations of rights, each of them having thus its own pact. (First generation, civil and political rights, second generation, economic, social and cultural rights, third generation, right to peace, development and the environment).

 


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