Environment

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 ...
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 ...

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