Climate Change

Extraterritorial Human Rights and Climate Change at the ECtHR: The End of the Road?

Extraterritorial Human Rights and Climate Change at the ECtHR: The End of the Road?

On 9 April 2024, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR or Court) handed down its judgment in the case of Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 Other...
Quelle responsabilité étatique en matière de changements climatiques? Réflexions sur l’affaire Klimaseniorinnen

Quelle responsabilité étatique en matière de changements climatiques? Réflexions sur l’affaire Klimaseniorinnen

Quelle est la portée des obligations des États en matière de changement climatique ? Le 9 avril 2024, la Grande Chambre de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme (CEDH)...
Defining States’ Responsibility for Climate Change: Insights from the ECtHR’s Klimaseniorinnen Case

Defining States’ Responsibility for Climate Change: Insights from the ECtHR’s Klimaseniorinnen Case

What is the scope of States’ obligations regarding climate change? On 9 April 2024, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued a landmark ruling addressing...
Waiting for Godot No More: The Climate Crisis and the New European Asylum Pact

Waiting for Godot No More: The Climate Crisis and the New European Asylum Pact

To many born in the 1990s, climate change was akin to Godot: the figure conjured by Beckett whose influence was omnipresent, but whose appearance, anticipated as it was, never came...
Pacific Island Countries Make Historic Submissions to the International Court of Justice Climate Change Advisory Opinion

Pacific Island Countries Make Historic Submissions to the International Court of Justice Climate Change Advisory Opinion

March marks a major moment for the Pacific. After nearly a year since the General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution requesting an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice...
Climate change in Strasbourg: a big victory for the human-rights agenda through the rigorous application of international human-rights law

Climate change in Strasbourg: a big victory for the human-rights agenda through the rigorous application of international human-rights law

All major challenges facing Europe today have a human-rights dimension, which sooner or later the ECtHR will be invited to examine. The Court, of course, provides legal answers to legal...

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