In March the book “Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights, article by article commentary” is published in order to reinforce the legitimacy of the legal work that has been done on this declaration.
Written on the initiative of the President of the French Republic by a team of specialized jurists, under the leadership of Corinne Lepage, the DHR sets out new rights and duties in the face of climate emergency and the relative powerlessness of States to devote themselves to it.
The Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights is based on four main principles :
- Accountability, equity and solidarity;
- Continuity of the existence of humanity;
- Non-discrimination on the basis of generation.
Its objective is to reconcile human rights, human dignity and the preservation of environmental rights for the entire planet in a sustainable manner.
In this book, the Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights is accompanied by commentaries, article by article, written by Jean-Christophe Barboto, Baptiste Bonnet, Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen, Hubert Delzangles, Nicolas de Sadeleer, Edouard Dubout, Émilie Gaillard, Juilan Jernandez, Catherine Le Bris, Rafaelle Maison, Maurice Meda, Agnès Michelot, Laurent Sermet, Francois-Guy Trébulle, Sébastien van Drooghenbroeck and Claire Vial all of whom are recognized specialists in environmental law, human rights and public law.
Under the direction of :
- Christian Huglo, lawyer at the Paris Bar.
- Fabrice Picod, Professor at the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Jean Monnet Chair, and Director of the Centre for European Law.