The Lazarar Principle and the Right to the Environment; Case Study: Lake Urmia

Document Type : Research Article


1 university of urmia

2 University of Urmia


Lake Urmia, despite its unique environmental characteristics, has been exposed to drying as a result of the interference of natural and human factors, and contrary to the role it could play in reducing the environmental conditions of the region, the Lake Urmia threatens the health of the people and the loss of their basic rights to life,including the right to clean air,the optional choice of residence, etc. In spite of these problems, what is necessary is the consideration of the fundamental question of how can we use the jurisprudential foundations to justify the right to the environment of Lake Urmia? Where is the rule of “Lazarar” as one of the indisputable rules of jurisprudence in proving this right,and can this rule be used in cases where the absence of an affair or quitting can cause harm?
The current paper, understanding this necessity,explores the concept of the right to the environment and the concept of the Lazarar principle,and has tried to clarify the relation between these two concepts, to clarify the position of the argumentative principle in proving the environmental rights of Lake Urmia,and in this way, to provide strategies for protecting the lake and providing environmental protection around it.


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Volume 5, Issue 1
April 2018
Pages 331-341
  • Receive Date: 22 August 2017
  • Revise Date: 24 January 2018
  • Accept Date: 03 February 2018
  • First Publish Date: 21 March 2018