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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Right to Access to Environmental Information

Heloísa Oliveira

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 October 2020

Subject(s):
Environment and energy policy — Right to access to information — Environmental rights

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The right to access to environmental information is a persons’ right to accurate information related to the environment. The delimitation of the content of this right depends on its normative constitutional framework; many constitutions include this right merely as an instrument for the right to health (limiting it to what is relevant for human health), while others determine that the protection of the environment is, itself, a constitutional duty of the State and the citizens. 2 The content of the right may also vary greatly in its correlative public duties....
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