Environment

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 ...
Queensland Court to consider Australia’s first ‘climate change’ human rights case

Queensland Court to consider Australia’s first ‘climate change’ human rights case

As an increasing number of cases worldwide link climate change and human rights (for instance, see here), the ...
Indemnity clauses in Mining Development Agreements in Zambia

Indemnity clauses in Mining Development Agreements in Zambia

Zambia has signed indemnity agreements with numerous multinational corporations investing in her mining sector. ...
Jammu and Kashmir Media Policy 2020: A Veil Covering Freedoms

Jammu and Kashmir Media Policy 2020: A Veil Covering Freedoms

Through an order dated 15th May 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) ...
Kabwe mine: taking rights seriously in a toxic city

Kabwe mine: taking rights seriously in a toxic city

Mining activities in Zambia, while economically beneficial (accounting for roughly 70 per cent of GDP), have ...
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 ...
Using Human Rights to Protect the Environment in Kenya

Using Human Rights to Protect the Environment in Kenya

Kenya’s Environment and Land Court recently awarded the inhabitants of Owino-Uhuru village in Mombasa, damages ...
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 ...

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