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The Philippines: Right of Future Generations to a Healthy Environment End Impunity for Crimes against Future Generations

In July 1993 the Supreme Court of the Philippines ruled in favour of a group of children, acting on their own behalf as well as that of future generations, and supported by the environment NGO ‘Philippines Ecological Network.’ They had asked the Government to cancel timber licences on the grounds of a violation to their constitutional rights to a healthy environment but found themselves appealing to the Supreme Court on a question of legal standing. The Supreme Court recognised the rights of future generations to a healthy environment.

 

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