Chris Hilson

About/Bio

Chris Hilson is a Professor of Law at the School of Law University of Reading and Director of the Reading Centre for Climate and Justice. He has published widely on climate law, climate change litigation, and on the ECtHR’s case law on human rights and the environment.

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Climate or carbon neutrality? Which one must states aim for under Article 8 ECHR?

In its judgment in Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) Grand Chamber ruled that Switzerland had acted insufficiently on climate change mitigation. This placed the Swiss senior women applicants at risk of climate harm, particularly from heatstroke, and breached their Article 8 rights to home and family…

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