Linking and Implementing the human rights with the environmental mechanisms in Malaysian context

An overview

Noor Mohammad, [No Value] Jalilah, [No Value] Syazni, [No Value] Hafiz

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Malaysia is one of the largest environmentally rich and diverse countries in the world. But at present, her traditions and heritages have been facing numerous environmental degradations. To cope with these problems, the Government of Malaysia has already passed some important environmental laws and policy such as the Environmental Quality Act 1974, the Protection of Wildlife Act 1972 Act 76, the Fisheries Act 1985 Act 317, the National Forestry Act 1984, the National Parks Act 1980, the Town and Country planning Act 1976, the Land Conservation the Act 1960, the International Trade in Endangered Species Act 2008; the Bio Safety Act 2007, the Animals Act 1953 etc. On the other hand, in order to ensure the quality of life, some human rights laws such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 with other related laws, the Human Rights Commission Act 1999 etc; have already been passed. In addition, some the international environmental laws such as the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 1990, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on the Climate Change 1992, the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 1997, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat 1971 etc; have also been passed. But unfortunately these laws and policies have not yet been properly implemented due to some causes such as non-coordination, weak enforcement, weak penal provisions, corruption etc. An important relation exits between human rights laws and the environmental legal issues. But we hardly realize this importance and we often ignore it as well. We need to emphasize and assess this relationship in our daily life for bringing about sustainable environment and development in Malaysia. This study will examine the position of human rights under the environmental legal mechanisms in Malaysia based on the primary and secondary sources consisting of at least 50 respondents in different criteria through structured and unstructured questionnaire in Melaka City, Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-600
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Linking and Implementing the human rights with the environmental mechanisms in Malaysian context : An overview. / Mohammad, Noor; Jalilah, [No Value]; Syazni, [No Value]; Hafiz, [No Value].

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 10, 10.2011, p. 591-600.

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Mohammad, Noor ; Jalilah, [No Value] ; Syazni, [No Value] ; Hafiz, [No Value]. / Linking and Implementing the human rights with the environmental mechanisms in Malaysian context : An overview. In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 5, No. 10. pp. 591-600.
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