Every year, the rising pollution expands the death ratio of the population over the world. Even after the year 2020, the world pandemic has made health issues a major concern globally. That’s how knowing information about health care became crucial.
What’s the notion of imposing fundamental rights on a healthy environment?
The social hardship of causing different kinds of viruses, mysterious infections, diseases made people’s lives worse.
Every individual has the right to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. Pollution-free air and water, land and soil, seas and oceans — and no chemical living.
These and other human rights empower all people to play an active role in efforts to preserve the environment for current and coming generations.
The emergence of human rights appeared after the Second World War. Though, at that time, the right to a Human healthy environment was never assumed.
However, today, the right to a clean environment is analysed as a fundamental human right.
Intense modification from then to nowadays human life impacts the environment.
In that point of view, John Knox (specialist of international environmental law and human rights laws) says that a healthy environment is much as important to human life as freedom of expression education, work, health, and others which are included in international Human Rights.
However, the International law of a healthy environment has been declared by the UN.
The council of human rights on Friday acknowledged the importance of a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a human right.
In the perseverance of 48/13, the council called for the conference of states around the world to work in collaboration upon the newly implemented human rights.
In which countries in favour like Costa Rica, Maldives, Moroccan, Slovenia, and Switzerland were 43 in votes. And for objections from countries like India, China, Japan, and Russia.
Similarly, the second resolution of new human rights 48/14 focuses on the effects of climate change by using the special report dedicated mainly to that issue.
Michelle Taking strong decisions for the development.
Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissioner of human rights, called upon the discussion of the members of the state. For taking strong action and taking the powerful decision for the human rights to a healthy environment.
Bachelet said that she has called after long for such a meeting; she was “gratified” that the decision recognizes Environment Degradation and climate change as interconnectors of the human rights crisis.
She also said, “Taking this action to resolve the human right to a healthy environment serves as a springboard to push for transformation, economic, social and environmental policies that will protect people and nature.”
Amid the recent session of human rights, the Council High Commission clarifies the triple planetary threats of climate change, pollution, and health care as the single greatest human rights challenge of the world.
This plan acknowledges the destruction caused by climate change and the environmental natural calamity that has emerged to people across the world.
Further, the issues will go up to the general assembly in New York for evaluation.
Efforts made since decades
On reflection of the world discussion on a healthy environment, Michelle Bachelet paid tribute to the efforts of a diverse array of civil society organizations, including youth groups, national human rights institutions, indigenous peoples’ organizations, businesses, and many others.
As per the report, The High Commissioner also pointed out an unusual number of environmental human rights defenders were reported killed last year, which impel the States members to take firm measures to protect and empower them.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 24% of all global deaths, roughly 13.7 million deaths a year, are because of the environment due to hazards in the air we breathe and chemical exposure.