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International Conference on Rights Of Nature For Sustainable Development

June 5, 2022 (Sunday) Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) was established under the Hidayatullah National University of Law, Chhattisgarh, Act, (No. 10 of 2003). It is recognized by the University Grants Commission u/s 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956, and also by the Bar Council of India u/s 7 (1) of the Advocates […]

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Memories from the launch of the GNHRE Implementing Principles for The Escazú Agreement

Written by Héctor Herrera You can watch the recording of the launch event here. The launch of The GNHRE Implementing Principles for The Escazú Agreement was an official side-event of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Escazú Agreement, on April 22, 2022: Earth Day. The whole event was moderated […]

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Historic inquiry holds the Carbon Majors accountable for the impacts of climate change in the Philippines

by Annalisa Savaresi and Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh On 6 May 2022, the Human Rights Commission of the Philippines released the findings of a pathbreaking inquiry into the responsibility for the impacts of climate change of the so-called carbon majors – i.e., the world’s largest producers of crude oil, natural gas, coal and cement, including the likes […]

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Mapping human rights-based climate litigation in Canada

By Sara L Seck, based on an article co-written with Lisa Benjamin In line with global trends, there has been an increase in human rights-based climate litigation brought in Canadian courts in recent years. A federal state comprised of ten provinces, three territories, and diverse Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit, or Métis), Canada provides a […]

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Human Rights-Based Climate Litigation: A Latin American Cartography

by Juan Auz As reported by Savaresi, Setzer and Ohdedar on this blog, rights-based climate litigation is flourishing in the Global South. Latin America is no exception to this trend, where groups and individuals have incorporated climate concerns in a longstanding tradition of strategic litigation to counter environmental harms threatening or violating the enjoyment of their human rights. I analyse […]