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Grappling with Danger: Some Lessons from Urgenda v The Netherlands

Grappling with Danger: Some Lessons from Urgenda v The Netherlands

The landmark judgement of the Dutch Supreme Court in Urgenda Foundation v State of the Netherlands has inspired ...
Dutch Court Provides Valuable Precedent for Human Rights in the Digital Welfare State

Dutch Court Provides Valuable Precedent for Human Rights in the Digital Welfare State

Even as the use of technologies utilising ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘big data’ proliferates in the public ...
The Urgenda case: human rights obligations to reduce carbon emissions

The Urgenda case: human rights obligations to reduce carbon emissions

The Netherlands’ supreme court has ruled that the state has ‘direct legal obligations’ to reduce carbon emissions ...
Multinational Royal Dutch Shell summoned for insufficient efforts in combatting climate change

Multinational Royal Dutch Shell summoned for insufficient efforts in combatting climate change

Citizens and organizations around the world increasingly take their concerns regarding climate change to the ...
Dutch child labour due diligence law: a step towards mandatory human rights due diligence

Dutch child labour due diligence law: a step towards mandatory human rights due diligence

On 14 May 2019, the Dutch Senate adopted the Child Labour Due Diligence Law [Wet zorgplicht kinderarbeid]. The law ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...

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