Environment

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 ...
Justice Kennedy’s Mixed Environmental Legacy Turns Tragic

Justice Kennedy’s Mixed Environmental Legacy Turns Tragic

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a 1988 Reagan appointee, will leave behind a mixed environmental law ...
State Policy or Individual Right: The Recent Development of Environmental Protection in China

State Policy or Individual Right: The Recent Development of Environmental Protection in China

In late June 2018, the Chinese State Council released the three-year action plan to 'win the battle for blue ...
July 4, 2018 – A New Independence Day

July 4, 2018 – A New Independence Day

In the United States, the Fourth of July is celebrated as Independence Day. Someday history books may celebrate ...
Legal Actions Against Mountain Valley Pipeline Underscore Grassroots Activism’s Importance

Legal Actions Against Mountain Valley Pipeline Underscore Grassroots Activism’s Importance

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a 303-mile U.S. interstate project currently under construction that would ...
Recent Trends in Climate Change Litigation: Colombia’s Amazon and Juliana v U.S   

Recent Trends in Climate Change Litigation: Colombia’s Amazon and Juliana v U.S   

On April 4, 2018, the Colombian Supreme Court handed down an important ruling (Tutela, a rights-based injunction) ...
When Human Rights Are Not Enough: Defending the Rights of Nature (with Mari Margil)

When Human Rights Are Not Enough: Defending the Rights of Nature (with Mari Margil)

There is an unmistakable growing awareness of the ways in which our human lives and the environment are ...

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