International regulatory frameworks provide “hard law” obligations and rules of treaties and “soft law” standards and guidelines about safe and sustainable state and corporate practices. They are typically derived from normative consensus that arises through interaction among states, market actors, and civil society proponents of a green agenda. These legal regulations—an outcome of interstate negotiations—cover a wide variety of conservation issues. This is because many environmental problems extend across national boundaries and affect the life chances of various species as well as the preservation of land, air, and water on which human livelihood depends. All such efforts at regulatory structures, then, have, at their core, the attempt to not just mitigate the violation against human rights but also enable the enjoyment of human rights.

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