Environment

Waitangi Day: Rights, Sovereignty and the Politics of a National Day

Waitangi Day: Rights, Sovereignty and the Politics of a National Day

New Zealand celebrated its national day this week. Unlike Canada Day which marks the anniversary of the Canadian ...
Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Offering Hope To India’s Hapless Adivasi Community

Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Offering Hope To India’s Hapless Adivasi Community

The all-encompassing phenomenon of anthropogenic climate change has endangered the lives and livelihood of ...
Negotiating for Change in Climate Change

Negotiating for Change in Climate Change

Last month, leaders from around the world gathered in New York for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General ...
Brazilian Amazon’s Opening to Mining Operations and the Threat to the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Brazilian Amazon’s Opening to Mining Operations and the Threat to the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On 22 August 2017, Brazilian president Michel Temer issued a decree ending the protected status of a vast Amazon ...
Guatemala: Building a Water Law from Below

Guatemala: Building a Water Law from Below

Guatemala, the Land of Eternal Spring, is one of the most ecologically diverse nations on the planet and is ...
Seeking Environmental Justice: Coal, Campaigns and Climate Change (with Nick Stump)

Seeking Environmental Justice: Coal, Campaigns and Climate Change (with Nick Stump)

Following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, what is the future ...
Utilising The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea To Resolve the Pacific Islands Predicament

Utilising The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea To Resolve the Pacific Islands Predicament

Island nations located in the midst of the Pacific Ocean unfortunately find themselves at the frontline in the ...
Human Rights, the Environment and Mining: Holding Transnational Corporations Accountable

Human Rights, the Environment and Mining: Holding Transnational Corporations Accountable

Litigation that tests the division between corporate and state human rights obligations, and the synergies between ...
Kiobel v. Cravath: An Example of How a Little-Known U.S. Law can be Used as a Pre-Litigation Tool Overseas

Kiobel v. Cravath: An Example of How a Little-Known U.S. Law can be Used as a Pre-Litigation Tool Overseas

When Esther Kiobel—who believes Shell collaborated with Nigerian authorities to commit gross human rights abuses, ...
Environmental Human Rights in the Trump Era: Modes of Resistance and Reform

Environmental Human Rights in the Trump Era: Modes of Resistance and Reform

The ecological ramifications of the Trump administration may well prove catastrophic. Climate change denial and ...
Foreign Legal Assistance applications: a strategy to advance accountability for transnational human rights abuses

Foreign Legal Assistance applications: a strategy to advance accountability for transnational human rights abuses

In 2014, 40 million liters of toxic mining waste spilled from the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine into the ...
Indigenous Peoples and Land Demarcation in Brazil: A Never-Ending Process?

Indigenous Peoples and Land Demarcation in Brazil: A Never-Ending Process?

From 7 to 17 March 2016, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, visited ...

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