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Fracking a 'Violation of Our Basic Human Rights', Argues New Report

A hard hitting report commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation was delivered this week to David Cameron and called on the government to investigate the impact of fracking on the rights of individuals. The report cites human rights liabilities for the British government if fracking is to commence commercially across the UK . It was co-authored by the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment as well as the Environment and Human Rights Advisory and the Human Rights Consortium at the University of London. It focuses primarily on the health implications of people living by frack sites, where the government is “legally bound to respect and protect human rights, both under the auspices of its own Human Rights Act 1998 and of the European Convention on Human Rights.” Under these acts, the UK is obligated to consider the environmental impact...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/11/28/fracking-violation-o...

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