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May 2015

Citation: 45 ELR 10398

Issue: 5

Author: Carter Dillard

Is there a human right to a particular environment, one that overrides conflicting human interests? Given that all humans require a particular environment in order to survive and thereby have interests, the question seems to answer itself. Assuming, then, that there is a right to a particular environment, what does that environment look like?

Carter Dillard is Director of Litigation at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Steering Committee Member of the Population Ethics Research Project at the University of Oxford.

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