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The UN HRC recognizes the right to a healthy environment and appoints a new Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change. What does it all mean?

On Friday 8 October, the UN Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 48/13, recognising for first time that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human…

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Just Transitions in Climate Change Actions: Are States Respecting, Promoting, and Considering Human Rights Obligations in Setting and Implementing NDCs?

Recent exchanges hosted on EJIL:Talk! on climate action and how to go about "mainstreaming" it (see here and here) provide a microcosmic view of the ongoing…

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Why I Can’t Sign the World Lawyers’ Pledge on Climate Action

Saskia Stucki and colleagues have invited the readers of this blog to sign the “World Lawyers’ Pledge on Climate Action”. I find myself…

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World Lawyers’ Pledge on Climate Action: An Urgent Call for Climate Mainstreaming

The world is facing climate emergency, one of a series of overlapping and mutually reinforcing environmental crises. In 2017, more than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries…

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Can the ECHR Encompass the Transnational and Intertemporal Dimensions of Climate Harm?

The irreversible harm caused by greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) transcends national borders and time, challenging traditional concepts of law. In this blog post, we discuss the applicability of…

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Sustainable Development made justiciable: The German Constitutional Court’s climate ruling on intra- and inter-generational equity

In a decision published on 29 April 2021, the German Federal Constitutional Court joined other Courts around the world in their criticism of governments for failing to take…

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Milieudefensie v Shell: Do oil corporations hold a duty to mitigate climate change?

On 26 May 2021, the District Court of the Hague passed a judgment recognizing an obligation of Royal Dutch Shell to mitigate climate change. Shell…

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“The check, please!” – Incentivizing states to pay for climate change?

Thinking aloud When it comes to climate change, there is a disparity between causers of effects and the ones having to endure them. Virtually all states…

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The ECtHR’s Pending Climate Change Case: What’s Ill-Treatment Got To Do With It?

On 30 November, the Court made headlines when it communicated its first climate change case. The application was brought by six Portuguese children and young people, with…

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Climate change and the European Court of Human Rights: The Portuguese Youth Case

On 3 September, six Portuguese children and young adults (aged 8 to 21) issued an Application to the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) against 33 Council of Europe Member…

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