Constitutional Environmental Law : Giving Force to Fundamental Principles in Africa - 2nd Edition

United Nations Environment Programme ; Environmental Law Institute (2007)

This publication explores how constitutional provisions of African states can be used to create real, enforceable environmental rights. Afri-can states have varying legal traditions; namely, common law, civil law, and Islamic law, as well as some hybrid systems. Nevertheless, these le-gal systems share many common underlying principles and values, par-ticularly fundamental human rights that are embodied in their respec-tive constitutions.

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