Our View on Environmental Right

1. Environmental right must be evaluated within the entire system of fundamental rights. Environmental laws and policies at both national and international scales must be based on the fact that the environment must be protected everywhere and under all circumstances.

2. Earth itself is the common asset of all the mankind. Up to day, irreparable physical damages have been inflicted on the habitats of the species. World’s countries and environmental organizations constitute genuine parties in environmental damage caused by countries. This is a rightful intervention and the responsibility is unconditional and absolute.

3. Environment and the ecological balance, in relation with the reality and demand of ecological society, also signify the harmony of material and moral being of the human.

4. As one of the universally accepted solidarity rights the environmental right concerns; protection of natural life, flora and fauna, clean preservation of the nature (soil, water and air), regular industrialization, proper disposal of chemical waste, creation of an aesthetic environment and protection of cultural assets.

5. Industrial facilities, nuclear power plants, mobile plants, petrol exploration activities, exportation as well as improper elimination or storage of chemical waste, erosion, willful forest fires, uncontrolled agricultural chemical spraying, plagues, destruction of historical assets, creation of shanty settlements without proper earthquake measures and poverty itself are all fundamental issues that violate environmental right. Regarding the measures against issues that threat the environment and violate the environmental right, the countries;

a) Must readjust any legal text that has gaps and contradictions and that is in conflict with universal environmental law,

b) Must use its political will to implement administrative measures

c) Must establish authorized local environmental units

d) Must cooperate with civilian, democratic environmental organizations

6. 1972 Rio Declaration must serve as a guide for the rights regarding environment.

7. Any war is a violation of the environmental right which damages the ecological balance the most. Our main argument is based on a stance against the wars and on improvement of peace consciousness, struggle and culture.

8. Depletion of the ozone layer in the atmosphere and the gap on the ozone layer threatens the earth and the future of all the life on it. The governments as well as the society must take measures against these phenomena.

9. Democratic civil society organizations;

a) Cooperation with national and international civil society organizations, 

b) Must engage in such activities to improve environmental right consciousness of its target group and of the society in general, 

c) Must organize seminars, symposiums and conferences and clarify policies on the subjects of environmental sociology, industry and environment, agriculture and environment, economy and environment, globalization and environment, nuclear energy and environment, alternative energy resources and environment, wars and environment, climate change and environment, urbanization and environment, natural assets and environment, law and environment, 

d) Must collaborate with local governments on the subject of "Integrative environmental management projects".

10. Violation of environmental right: is a crime against humanity and natural life. Therefore the penal sanctions must match the significance of this crime. To this end national and international "Courts of Environment" must be established.