Category: Community

  • Announcing: New GNHRE Leadership

    Announcing: New GNHRE Leadership

    As of 1 April, Dina Lupin and Maria Antonia Tigre have stepped down from their roles as Director and Deputy Director of the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (the GNHRE). They have both been part of the management team of the GNHRE for many years, and in that time have worked to…

  • Climate Change Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights: A New Dawn

    Climate Change Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights: A New Dawn

    by Annalisa Savaresi, Linnéa Nordlander and Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh On 9 April 2024, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) made history by becoming the first international court to grant a complaint filed by climate activists. In Verein Klimaseniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland, the court determined that the respondent state had violated its human rights…

  • Decarbonization of International Shipping: Importance of Alternative ‘Green’ Fuels

    Decarbonization of International Shipping: Importance of Alternative ‘Green’ Fuels

    by Joel Ong Jie Hao,* a Research Assistant at the Oceans Law and Policy Programme at the Centre for International Law (CIL), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. This publication is supported by the MPA-CIL Oceans Governance Research Programme 2023 funded by the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI-2023-MA-03). International shipping is a significant source of carbon…

  • Landmark Court Decision on Right to a Healthy Environment: La Oroya v Peru

    Landmark Court Decision on Right to a Healthy Environment: La Oroya v Peru

    By David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment. “Environmental degradation can cause irreparable damage to human beings, which is why a healthy environment is a fundamental right for the existence of humanity.” – Inter-American Court of Human Rights, 2024 The Inter-American Court of Human Rights handed down a landmark decision on Friday, March…

  • Call for papers: Law, Science, and Indigenous Knowledge

    Call for papers: Law, Science, and Indigenous Knowledge

    A conference, interactive workshop and exhibition 4-6 July 2024 Call for Papers Deadline for Abstracts: 29 March 2024 In the context of multiple, global environmental crises, policy-makers, scientists, researchers, and activists have identified a critical gap between science and policy in environmental law-making. Law-makers, it is argued, have failed to create rules or develop tools…