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Climate Change Before the ECtHR’s Grand Chamber: The KlimaSeniorinnen Case

Climate Change Before the ECtHR’s Grand Chamber: The KlimaSeniorinnen Case

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Christina Voigt on ecocide

Christina Voigt on ecocide

UN Council Resolution on Human Right to Healthy Environment: Implications for US Grassroots-Led ‘Non-Reformist Reforms’  

UN Council Resolution on Human Right to Healthy Environment: Implications for US Grassroots-Led ‘Non-Reformist Reforms’  

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Contaminated Supply Chains and Clean Energy in China

Contaminated Supply Chains and Clean Energy in China

Image description: A picture of solar panels in a field, against the backdrop of mountains.  As China is a ...
Challenging Regression in Climate Commitments: Doctrine of ‘Non-Retrogression’ to the Rescue?

Challenging Regression in Climate Commitments: Doctrine of ‘Non-Retrogression’ to the Rescue?

Amidst the wave of new climate commitments or nationally determined contributions (NDCs) from Parties to the Paris ...
Emerging from the COVID 19 Pandemic: What role for the Forgotten Right to Continuous Improvement of Living Conditions in the ICESCR?

Emerging from the COVID 19 Pandemic: What role for the Forgotten Right to Continuous Improvement of Living Conditions in the ICESCR?

As the world confronts the devastating impact of the COVID pandemic it must tackle the thorny related problems of ...
Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 2)

Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 2)

This is the second post evaluating Sacchi v Argentina. The first post in this series can be found here. A longer ...
Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 1)

Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 1)

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has delivered its long-awaited admissibility decision on Sacchi et al ...
Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

“While I was breathing in wildfire smoke last month with Vancouver’s air quality rated worst in the world, ...
Human Rights Violations in Paradise: Lakshadweep’s Draft Regulations and their Potential Consequences on the Indigenous Tribal Populace

Human Rights Violations in Paradise: Lakshadweep’s Draft Regulations and their Potential Consequences on the Indigenous Tribal Populace

Recently, the administrator of India’s Lakshadweep islands, Praful Khoda Patel, introduced a slew of draft ...
What’s Next in Climate Litigation: The World’s Youth for Climate Justice Campaign for an Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice

What’s Next in Climate Litigation: The World’s Youth for Climate Justice Campaign for an Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice

What was once a “turn” in climate litigation, has now become its central driving force. This series has documented ...
Climate Change and Fundamental Freedoms: The German Constitutional Court Orders Legislature to Rectify Climate Change Law

Climate Change and Fundamental Freedoms: The German Constitutional Court Orders Legislature to Rectify Climate Change Law

On March 24, 2021, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany held certain provisions of the 2019 Federal Climate ...

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