Need to Implement the Environmental Rights to Protect a Clean and Healthy Environment for Sustainability: A Case Study

Mohammad, Noor (2010) Need to Implement the Environmental Rights to Protect a Clean and Healthy Environment for Sustainability: A Case Study. In: Proceedings of 2010 International Conference on Humanities, Historical and Social Sciences (CHHSS 2010), 26-28 February, 2010, Singapore. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Malaysia is one of the environmentally rich and developing countries in the globe which is in fact, very attractive and charming to all. But her bounty has been degrading gradually due to environmental pollution and therefore, the people’s rights are not maintained & ensured properly as guaranteed by their constitution which is also part of the environmental rights in the light of the international environmental laws. Meanwhile, the Government of Malaysia passed some important environmental laws including ‘the Environmental Quality Act 1974; the Environmental Quality Regulations 1989 and the Environmental Quality Order 1989 etc; along with the international environmental laws in order to keep the clean and healthy environment but not yet been properly done in compliance with the above laws. Consequently, sustainability may not be made possible. It may also affect the biodiversities in flora and fauna. Moreover, it is observed that the existing legal mechanisms are not friendly with the environment and development due to absence of environmental governance including the insufficient environmental provisions, inadequate penal provisions, lack of political commitment, lack of resources, unawareness, short term planning etc.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Sustainability,Sustainable development, Environmental policy,Environmental protection
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Fazli Zainordin
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 08:02
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 08:02
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3177

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