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The Increased Imperative for International Law Protections Regarding Climate Induced Migration

The Increased Imperative for International Law Protections Regarding Climate Induced Migration

Image description: Protesters at a march with banners reading ‘stop climate change’. Climate change is an increasingly grim and urgent problem with profound implications for refugee and asylum international law....
West Virginia v EPA: Thwarting Robust Legal Reasoning

West Virginia v EPA: Thwarting Robust Legal Reasoning

Image description: Coat of arms of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In West Virginia v Environmental Protection Agency (30 June 2022), a six-person majority of the US Supreme Court...
Climate Change Before the ECtHR’s Grand Chamber: The KlimaSeniorinnen Case

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

Image description: A group of protesters, with one holding a banner reading “Don’t blow it. Good planets are hard to find.” On 29 April 2022, the European Court of Human...
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’  

Image description: Protesters with a banner saying ‘We are the people’s climate movement’. In a long-awaited victory, the UN Human Rights Council recently recognised, for the first time, that having...
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 substantial producer of solar energy today, recent allegations of forced labor...
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 Agreement (PA) in the run up to COP26, there were some which ran...
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 increasing economic inequality – within countries and between them – as...
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 version of these arguments can be found at the...
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 v. Argentina et al. The case results from a communication submitted...
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, Canadian government lawyers were preparing arguments to silence me.” This statement was...
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 regulations, which have resulted in stern resentment from the indigenous population residing on the islands....

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