Environment

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 ...
Establishing Aboriginal Title in Canada: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia

Establishing Aboriginal Title in Canada: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia

The declaration of Aboriginal title by the Supreme Court of Canada on June 26, 2014—a first in Canada—is a ...
Chinese Environmental Protection Law – The Illusion of Enhanced Human Rights Safeguards

Chinese Environmental Protection Law – The Illusion of Enhanced Human Rights Safeguards

In April this year, the Chinese legislature amended significantly the Environmental Protection Law adopted in ...
The Right to Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (Part II)

The Right to Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (Part II)

Editor's note: the first part of this post was an introduction to the right of indigenous peoples to prior and ...
The Right to Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (Part I)

The Right to Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (Part I)

Editor's note: this post forms the first in a two-part series on the rights of indigenous peoples in the Americas. ...
Should There Be A Human Rights Approach for Environmental Protection?

Should There Be A Human Rights Approach for Environmental Protection?

Is climate change just an environmental issue or also a human rights issue? Do we need a new international ...
Sinking hopes? Climate Change Refugees in New Zealand

Sinking hopes? Climate Change Refugees in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Immigration and Protection Tribunal recently considered a “climate change refugee” case under its ...

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