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Torres Strait Islanders: United Nations Human Rights Committee Delivers Ground-Breaking Decision on Climate Change Impacts on Human Rights 

In a landmark decision the UN Human Rights Committee found that Australia's failure to adequately protect indigenous Torres Strait Islanders against adverse impacts of climate change was…

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UNHRC is Turning up the Heat: Human Rights Violations Due to Inadequate Adaptation Action to Climate Change  

1. Introduction In its highly anticipated decision in Daniel Billy at al. versus Australia (“Torres Strait Islanders case”), issued on 23 September 2022, the UN…

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Ecocide: an Ambiguous Crime?

One year ago, a panel of legal experts convened by the Stop Ecocide International Foundation (Expert Panel) proposed that the Statute of the International Criminal…

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Breaking a Taboo: Fossil Fuels at COP26

For nearly 30 years, the international legal regime addressing climate change has kept largely silent about the major driver of the problem it seeks to address: fossil fuels.

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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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“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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Extraterritoriality of Oil Constitutionalism in People v Arctic Oil

On 22 December 2020, the Supreme Court of Norway delivered its judgement in People v Arctic Oil on the interpretation of Article 112 of the Norwegian Constitution…

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The Mauritius Oil Spill: Using Africa’s ‘judicial environmentalism’ as an avenue for redress?

Since the MV Wakashio ship ran aground on 25 July this year, Mauritius has been facing an unfolding human and environmental disaster. Up to 100,000 Mauritians took…

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Justiciability of ‘implicit’ rights: Developments on the right to a healthy environment at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

On 6 February 2020, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) issued a landmark judgment on the protection of environmental rights as directly justiciable (original in Spanish).

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Risky business: Uniper’s potential investor-state dispute against the Dutch coal ban

In pursuit of the ambitious long-term goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and preferably to 1.5 degrees from…

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