Environment

Teitiota v New Zealand: A Step Forward in the Protection of Climate Refugees under International Human Rights Law?

Teitiota v New Zealand: A Step Forward in the Protection of Climate Refugees under International Human Rights Law?

On 7 January 2020, the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) issued a landmark ruling in which it recognised, for the ...
Environmental Human Rights Litigation in Ireland

Environmental Human Rights Litigation in Ireland

Recently, the Irish High Court handed down judgment in the case of Friends of the Irish Environment v The ...
The Green New Deal: On Systemic Justice and the Limits of a Human Rights Framework

The Green New Deal: On Systemic Justice and the Limits of a Human Rights Framework

The Green New Deal is a United States (U.S.) Congress resolution that proposes a comprehensive plan to address ...
No Ordinary Lawsuit

No Ordinary Lawsuit

In late May, a U.S. Appeals court heard oral arguments in a U.S. government effort to stop a trial in a climate ...
Multinational Royal Dutch Shell summoned for insufficient efforts in combatting climate change

Multinational Royal Dutch Shell summoned for insufficient efforts in combatting climate change

Citizens and organizations around the world increasingly take their concerns regarding climate change to the ...
UK Supreme Court’s Vedanta Case – Hope for Zambian Communities Affected by Mining Pollution

UK Supreme Court’s Vedanta Case – Hope for Zambian Communities Affected by Mining Pollution

The recent UK Supreme Court case, Vedanta Resources Plc and another v Lungowe and others, affirms the principle ...
Gabriel Resources v. Romania: Local Residents as Third Parties in Investor-State Dispute Settlement?

Gabriel Resources v. Romania: Local Residents as Third Parties in Investor-State Dispute Settlement?

The Canadian corporation Gabriel Resources wanted to establish Europe’s largest gold mine in Rosia Montana, ...
Gloucester Resources and Its Radical Implications for Indigenous Environmental Justice

Gloucester Resources and Its Radical Implications for Indigenous Environmental Justice

The decision by New South Wales Land and Environment court, Australia, rejecting the appeal by Gloucester ...
IPCC Special Report and Human Rights

IPCC Special Report and Human Rights

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (‘IPCC’) recently released its Special Report on the Impacts of ...
The Ogiek Evictions in Kenya – a failed legal solution

The Ogiek Evictions in Kenya – a failed legal solution

The Mau Forest is one of Kenya’s forest reserves, gazetted in 1954 to protect it from deforestation. In 2001, the ...
A Timely Intervention: Dutch Court declares that the State has Positive Duties under the European Convention on Human Rights to tackle Climate Change

A Timely Intervention: Dutch Court declares that the State has Positive Duties under the European Convention on Human Rights to tackle Climate Change

The Court of Appeal in the Netherlands has just issued a landmark judgment concerning environmental human rights ...
Courts and Climate Change II: Appeals Court Upholds Landmark Ruling in Dutch Climate Case

Courts and Climate Change II: Appeals Court Upholds Landmark Ruling in Dutch Climate Case

The Hague Court of Appeals has upheld its human rights-based landmark ruling in the historic Climate Case that ...

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