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The German reform of war crimes against the environment – A missed opportunity to live up to the principle of legality

On June 6th, the German legislator, the Bundestag, adopted a new law reforming the German international criminal code (CCIAL / Völkerstrafgesetzbuch). The adoption of the reform…

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Transition Minerals: A Cautionary Tale from Greenland

On 19 July 2023, Greenland Minerals (GM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Australian mining company Energy Transition Minerals (ETM) initiated arbitration proceedings against the Governments of Greenland and…

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Mapping the Hidden Continent of Environmental Disputes

The English High Court recently denied enforcement of a foreign judgment ordering a London-based insurer to pay reparation for an oil spill.  The reason was that…

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“Historic” or “Historic Failure”? Fossil Fuels at COP28

Another climate change COP has come and gone. As has become quite common by now, a complex set of intergovernmental negotiations are ultimately reduced to a fight over…

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General Comment No.26 on Children and the Environment – A Milestone in International Human Rights Law?

22 August 2023 saw the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child publish its much-anticipated General Comment No.26 on Children’s Rights and the Environment, with a…

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How could the BBNJ Agreement affect the International Seabed Authority’s Mining Code?

On 4 March 2023, a new treaty text was finalized for an agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ Agreement).

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Climate Change hearings and the ECtHR

On March the 29th, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held oral hearings in two of the three climate change claims before the Chamber.

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A Few Reflections on State Responsibility or Liability for Environmental Harm

A lot has been written on the subject of State responsibility / liability for environmental harm. However, in the recent years, the debate has not been as robust…

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A guide to tackling the collective causation problem in international climate change litigation

In the wide variety of arguments that defendants have brought up in climate change litigation, one argument is a constant. This is the argument that climate change…

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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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