Cooperation of Latin America States in the Field of Environment Preservation: Amazon Pact of 1978

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Listener of the Law Faculty at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.


Amazon is one of the most important and one of the biggest natural monuments in the world. Amazonian Pact is a sub-regional group, which consists of eight states and is established to promote harmonious and integrated development of physical infrastructure in the Amazon basin. In the present article author briefly presents results of his research and explains significance of the Amazon Pact for the environmental protection in Latin America. Amazon Pact was signed in 1978 between the countries of the river Amazon basin in order to preserve ecological balance in the region. In this article author gives opinion on the reasons for the adoption of this document as well as its structure and place in the system of sources of international environmental law and national legal systems of the countries of Latin America.


Amazon Pact, Latin America, law, legal regulation, legal status, cooperation, environment preservation, integration.

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