Importance of the United Nations Millennium Declaration for International Environmental Law Development

Belal Hassan Alrawashdeh, Ahmad Mohammad Allouzi

Ekoloji, 2019, Issue 107, Pages: 115-121, Article No: e107071


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Environmental law as a science is being reconsidered because new environmental challenges and issues and their regulation require for theoretical understandings. International documents fixing the progressive world community’s vision of prospects for the fight against global environmental issues serve as lawmaking acts. The United Nations Millennium Declaration 2000 (Chapter IV Protecting our common environment) is meant to be one of the strategic international documents stipulating cornerstone principles of environmental compliance and policy for the short- and long-term perspective. This article describes the principles and provisions declared in this document and their significance for international environmental law development.


international environmental law, UN, UN Millennium Declaration, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), sustainable development concept


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