The present study aims to analyze the importance of public participation for the environment protection in the international legal order. Since 1960, the environmental Law was consolidated as an independent legal discipline incorporating several concepts from other classic legal disciplines, such as the notion of patrimony that based on an ethic approach enhances the idea of the environmental protection as a humanity and future generation common interest. Consequently, it is necessary, even essential, to guarantee the rights related to the public participation in the environmental democracy context. This contribution aims to examine the environmental public participation pillars highlighting the right to participate and the right to access to information and justice. In addition, the study pursue to analyze the legal context that assure the environmental public participation on the international level.
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