Greta Reeh


Greta Reeh is a research assistant at the Potsdam Human Rights Centre (Menschenrechtszentrum) and personal assistant to Professor Andreas Zimmermann as a member of the Human Rights Committee. She has studied international law at the University of Potsdam and is a former member of the Berlin-Potsdam research project "The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline?". She is currently working on her PhD thesis on the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the Principle of Non-Refoulement.

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Climate Change in the Human Rights Committee

  The environment and climate change are amongst the most pressing issues for human rights. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called it “the greatest threat to human rights” and fifteen children submitted a communication before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in September. Even though it seems…

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Human Rights and the Environment: The UN Human Rights Committee Affirms the Duty to Protect

Recently, the Human Rights Committee published its views in the case Portillo Cáceres v. Paraguay (currently available only in Spanish). In this landmark decision, the Committee dealt, for the first time, with the question of the States’ duty to protect individuals from environmental degradation under articles 6 (right to life) and 17 (protection of the…

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