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Human Rights-Based Climate Litigation in Latin America

Human Rights-Based Climate Litigation in Latin America

As in other regions of the Global South, groups and individuals in Latin America have engaged in litigation to ...
IEA v Brazil: Rights-Based Climate Litigation to Protect the Brazilian Amazon

IEA v Brazil: Rights-Based Climate Litigation to Protect the Brazilian Amazon

“[C]limate stability is a new social need, essential to the preservation of human life and ecological balance.” ...
Grappling with Danger: Some Lessons from Urgenda v The Netherlands

Grappling with Danger: Some Lessons from Urgenda v The Netherlands

The landmark judgement of the Dutch Supreme Court in Urgenda Foundation v State of the Netherlands has inspired ...
Youth Led Litigation Highlights the Intergenerational Impact of Climate Change

Youth Led Litigation Highlights the Intergenerational Impact of Climate Change

The impact of dangerous climate change on our children and future generations has been highlighted by campaigns ...
Irish Supreme Court quashes climate mitigation plan: environmental rights caught between redundancy and vagueness

Irish Supreme Court quashes climate mitigation plan: environmental rights caught between redundancy and vagueness

On 31 July 2020, the Irish Supreme Court annulled the government’s climate mitigation plan. A grand chamber of - ...
Where are the human rights in the green economy transition?

Where are the human rights in the green economy transition?

The emergence of a green economy during the COVID-19 crisis presents a significant opportunity for the ...
How Our Clicks Cost the Planet: The Internet, Climate Change, and Human Rights (with Michael Oghia)

How Our Clicks Cost the Planet: The Internet, Climate Change, and Human Rights (with Michael Oghia)

Covid-19 lockdowns worldwide have forced huge portions of our lives online, from education to work, with important ...
Environmental protection of children’s right to life: ICCPR General Comment 36

Environmental protection of children’s right to life: ICCPR General Comment 36

As the indivisibility of human rights and environmental protection solidifies as a norm of international human ...
Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

In a landmark decision, the Irish Supreme Court has unanimously quashed what it termed the Irish Government’s ...
The Dilution of Environment Impact Assessment Norms in India

The Dilution of Environment Impact Assessment Norms in India

Environment Impact Assessment is a process used to identify the environmental, social and economic impacts of any ...
Climate Fund Case: Climate Litigation reaches the Brazilian Supreme Court

Climate Fund Case: Climate Litigation reaches the Brazilian Supreme Court

Hailed as a milestone in Brazilian climate change litigation, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court has recently
Seeking Environmental Justice: Coal, Campaigns and Climate Change (with Nick Stump)

Seeking Environmental Justice: Coal, Campaigns and Climate Change (with Nick Stump)

Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, what is the future ...

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