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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 ...
Climate Claims Before the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Climate Claims Before the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Each of the major UN human rights treaties establishes a treaty body, a body of independent experts that oversees ...
Milieudefensie v Shell: Holding Carbon Majors Accountable for Human Rights Violations

Milieudefensie v Shell: Holding Carbon Majors Accountable for Human Rights Violations

“It is clear that the global climate crisis will worsen, with devastating implications for human rights, unless ...
The Success and Remaining Challenges of French Climate Litigation

The Success and Remaining Challenges of French Climate Litigation

Notre affaire à tous is a French environmental NGO founded in 2015 inspired by the ...
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 ...

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