Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2013, 61, 2077-2083

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201361072077
Published online 2013-12-24

The influence of environment and human rights in the business – the concept of public health – case study on noise pollution

Jana Dudová1, Jan Duda2

1Department of Land Law and Environment, Law Faculty, Masaryk University in Brno, Veveří 70, 611 80 Brno, Czech Republic
2Department od Legal Theory, Law Faculty, Masaryk University in Brno, Veveří 70, 611 80 Brno, Czech Republic

With the competitive global environment raises the question of responsibility in business and maintaining certain legal standards and responsibilities of corporations. Especially discussed is the question of human rights and business impacts on the environment. These factors are surprisingly closely related. They meet in an area, which is referred as “public health”. This concept is widely reflected both in the UN and in the legislation of many countries, but Czech legal arrangement is still not conceptually solved. However, in the debate about increasing corporate responsibility for their actions, we must take into account the protection of the health risk factors, respectively negative environmental effects. This right to public health is enforceable in a certain number of cases. It is therefore necessary to strictly distinguish some of the issues relating to liability for personal injury in the context of human rights. Problem is always to prove a causal nexus between the injury to health and adverse environmental impacts arising in connection with the business or operating a business.

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