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Best 2024 Non-English Article

In this article, Julián Suárez critically examines a Irish High Court decision which has significant implications for environmental rights in Ireland. The case, Coyne v An Bord Pleanála, established that it is not possible to derive a right to a healthy environment from either the Irish Constitution or the European Convention on Human Rights. Julián discusses how this judgment builds upon the arguments from earlier landmark cases like Merriman and Climate Case Ireland. The article delves into the consequences of Holland J’s decision and explores the potential outcomes of the suggested methods for addressing breaches of constitutional rights caused by environmental degradation.

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