Environment

Environmental Destruction: A Shift in the International Criminal Court’s Priorities

Environmental Destruction: A Shift in the International Criminal Court’s Priorities

A recent policy document announced by the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has ...
Extending Caste Discrimination Liability to Multi-National Corporations in India: Lessons From Coca-Cola in Kerala

Extending Caste Discrimination Liability to Multi-National Corporations in India: Lessons From Coca-Cola in Kerala

The Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act of 1989 (hereafter, ‘the Act’) in India ...
Sustainable Conservation: The Rights-Based Way to Save Africa’s Rainforests

Sustainable Conservation: The Rights-Based Way to Save Africa’s Rainforests

A new report by the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) shows that people living in Africa’s Congo Basin face ...
Appalachia in Crisis: A Human Rights Approach to Environmental Justice in the U.S.

Appalachia in Crisis: A Human Rights Approach to Environmental Justice in the U.S.

The natural resource extraction industry has long wrought environmental, social, and economic devastation in ...
A Tale of Two Treaties: The Clean Power Plan

A Tale of Two Treaties: The Clean Power Plan

World leaders met near Paris almost a century ago promising to cooperate to end the scourge of war. U.S. President ...
Understanding One of the Worst Environmental Disaster in Brazil’s History

Understanding One of the Worst Environmental Disaster in Brazil’s History

On November 5 2015, the Fundão dam—property of the mining company Samarco—collapsed, sending more than forty ...
Nigerian Farmers Can Sue Shell in Dutch Court: Precedent for Transnational Cases against Multinationals

Nigerian Farmers Can Sue Shell in Dutch Court: Precedent for Transnational Cases against Multinationals

A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal in The Hague signals new hope on the horizon for victims seeking a judicial ...
Indigenous Rights Litigation meets Global Climate Change in Queensland Australia

Indigenous Rights Litigation meets Global Climate Change in Queensland Australia

Indigenous rights are currently going head to head with global climate injustice in Queensland, Australia. An ...
Courts and Climate Change: Breakthrough for Judicial Activism in the Netherlands

Courts and Climate Change: Breakthrough for Judicial Activism in the Netherlands

The 24th of June 2015 was a historic day for climate litigation: the district court in The Hague ordered the Dutch ...
Taking the Needs of Future Generations into Account: the Case of Wales

Taking the Needs of Future Generations into Account: the Case of Wales

The issue of long-term governance is gaining attraction around the world. Many governments are looking into ...
Finance and Human Rights: Developments in Brazil and Peru

Finance and Human Rights: Developments in Brazil and Peru

In December 2014, governments, businesses and civil society gathered at the Palais des Nations, the UN’s ...
Indigenous Ecuadorians Bring Protracted Legal Battle Before the Supreme Court of Canada

Indigenous Ecuadorians Bring Protracted Legal Battle Before the Supreme Court of Canada

A 21-year legal battle that has made its way through the courts of Ecuador and the United States will arrive next ...

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