Acceso a los tribunales de los Estados miembros de la Unión Europea para reclamar por daño ambiental causado en países terceros

Translated title of the contribution: Access to courts of European Union member states to claim for environmental damages in third countries

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Abstract

In the current international context of growing multipolarity and competitiveness among the main world economies for access to raw materials and natural resources, there is an increasing number of human rights violations related to massive environmental damages resulting from the operations of multinational companies. (EMN) This trend raises issues of global justice. Large-scale extractive projects that are carried out in developing countries with low (or nonexistent) standards of environmental protection and scarce institutional infrastructure to ensure their application, do not limit their 'negative externalities' to the impact on the local environment, but have a very significant impact on the enjoyment of basic human rights of local populations.
Translated title of the contributionAccess to courts of European Union member states to claim for environmental damages in third countries
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationEl Acceso a la Justicia de las Víctimas de Daños Ambientales
Subtitle of host publicationUna Perspective Comparada
EditorsAntoni Pigrau, Paola Villavicencio Calzadilla
Place of PublicationValencia
Pages305-322
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • multinational companies
  • global justice
  • human rights

Cite this

Cardesa-Salzmann, A. (2015). Acceso a los tribunales de los Estados miembros de la Unión Europea para reclamar por daño ambiental causado en países terceros. In A. Pigrau, & P. Villavicencio Calzadilla (Eds.), El Acceso a la Justicia de las Víctimas de Daños Ambientales : Una Perspective Comparada (pp. 305-322).