Welcome to the GNHRE

Welcome to the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) – a Network for the Creation of Change

We are building a network for the creation of change – and it starts with the transformation of thinking.

We are a global network of thinkers, researchers, policy-makers, opinion-formers and community activists whose diversity forges new conversations and relationships.  We produce,  exchange and learn from world-leading scholarship and insights drawn from community-embedded experience and praxis at the interface between human rights and the environment all over the world.

Explore this site to meet our patrons, partners, linked researchers, policy makers, lawyers and NGO and community activists.

Our dedicated virtual research repository contains over 2000 sources for research – by far the most extensive dedicated research portal on human rights and the environment available.

The Launch of Journal of Human Rights and the Environment and the GNHRE

JHRE LaunchThe official launch of the GNHRE and the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment took place on the 29th June 2010, at a conference held in Bristol, UK. The Journal and the GNHRE network were formally launched by Professor Philippe Sands QC, who was extremely enthusiastic about the two initiatives, hailing them as a ‘fantastic development’. (Photo credit: Anita Hummel).

‘No journal better engages with the impact on human rights to changes in our environment than the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment. Its articles invariably pull off that rare trick of being scholarly, readable and relevant.’ (Professor Conor Gearty, LSE, UK)