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Image and implementation of sustainable urban development: Showcase projects and other projects in Freiburg, Heidelberg and Tübingen, Germany

1 Introduction [S]ustainable development of human settlements combines economic development, social development and environmental protection, with full respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to development ( UN 1996 : 1) Building on the Brundtland Report and the 1992 UNCED World Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the basic principle of sustainable development has increasingly influenced the objectives of spatial development in the years and decades that have followed. This trend has been supported and reinforced by the Aalborg

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Housing Demand and Affordability of Riga 21st Century Apartment Complexes

attīstības tematiskais plānojums (projekts) [tiešsaite]. Rīgas domes Pilsētas attīstības departaments [skatīts 04.08.2017].–content/uploads/2016/10/M%C4%80JOKLI/_TmP_saturs_MAJ.pdf 17. Pielikums 19.03.2013. vēstulei nr. Nr. 35–1–04/640 [tiešsaite]. Latvijas Republikas Labklājības ministrija [skatīts 04.08.2017]. 18. Universal Declaration of Human Rights [online]. United Nations [cited 02.08.2017].–declaration–human–rights

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Research and Innovation into the Biodiversity. Food Safety Perspectives


In the last decades, the awareness of the harmful effects of environmental pollution on the quality of life of human beings has greatly increased.

This awareness led to the legal regulation of the fundamental right to breathe fresh air, to drink clean water and to eat safe food. Among the concerns of the European institutions, we highlight the right to a healthy environment, as recognized in the Stockholm and Rio statements, but also the consumer’s right to use safe consumer products.

Creating a framework of principles and procedures in accordance with the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, to guide States in the formulation of bio-laws, policies or other instruments in the field of bioethics, legislation to protect and promote the interests of present and future generations and to emphasize the importance of biodiversity and its conservation as part of the common heritage of humanity.

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De Facto States and Democracy: The Case of Abkhazia


De-facto states constitute an interesting and important anomaly in the international system of sovereign states. No matter how successful and efficient in the administration of their territories they are, they fail to achieve international recognition. In the past, their claims for independence were based primarily on the right to national self-determination, historical continuity and claim for a remedial right to secession, based on alleged human-rights violations. Since 2005, official representatives of several de facto states have repeatedly emphasised the importance of democracy promotion in their political entities. A possible explanation of this phenomenon dwells in the belief that those states which have demonstrated their economic viability and promote the organization of a democratic state should gain their sovereignty. This article demonstrates the so called “democracy-for-recognition strategy” in the case study of Abkhazia. On the basis of the field research in Abkhazia we identify factors that promote, as well as those that obstruct the democratisation process in the country.

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Capacities of African-oriented Polish NGOs: a quantitative approach

the rest of the world - in Polish). Retrieved March 5 2019 Calleja-Ragonesi, I. Khakee, A. Pisani, M. (2014). Blessed is he who considers the human rights paradigm : Maltese aid between charity and human rights and between Catholicism and Secularism. Mediterranean Quarterly 25(3), 99–122. 10.1215/10474552-2772280 Calleja-Ragonesi I. Khakee A. Pisani M. 2014 Blessed is he who

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Climate change threats to a floral wedding: Threats of shifting phenology to the emerging South African wedding industry

, Diamonds, and Gold: The Destructive Public Health, Human Rights, and Environmental Consequences of Symbols of Love. In: Human Rights Quarterly 30(1): 164-182. Donohoe M. 2008 Flowers, Diamonds, and Gold: The Destructive Public Health, Human Rights, and Environmental Consequences of Symbols of Love Human Rights Quarterly v30 1 164 182 Durinec, N. (2013). Destination weddings in the Mediterranean. In: Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management Colombo Sri Lanka, 28-29 October 2013: 1-17. Durinec N. 2013 Destination

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