Category: European Union Law

  • Recognizing the Right to a Healthy Environment at the Council of Europe: Why it matters 

    Recognizing the Right to a Healthy Environment at the Council of Europe: Why it matters 

    by Corina Heri, Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Zurich, Linnéa Nordlander, Assistant Professor at University of Copenhagen, and Annalisa Savaresi, Professor at University of Stirling and Associate Professor, University of Eastern Finland.  Established in 1949, the Council of Europe (CoE) is the world’s oldest human rights system. It now stands at a pivotal juncture, grappling…

  • Announcements: 3 November 2023

    Announcements: 3 November 2023

    If you would like to have something included in next week’s announcements, please email gnhrewebsite@gmail.com and include ‘Announcements’ in the email title. Calls for Abstracts, Papers, and Submissions: AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS (submissions)African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights through its Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights in Africa…

  • BLOG: Climate Change and the Expansion of Airports in Court: are there any arguments at all?

    BLOG: Climate Change and the Expansion of Airports in Court: are there any arguments at all?

    A few Remarks on Unsuccessful Cases against Airport Expansions in Europe Author: Eva Balounová In recent years, national courts in Europe have dismissed climate change arguments against the expansion of airports in London, Vienna, and Prague. What were the reasons for the courts’ decisions and is there any room for future successful lawsuits? In this…