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Evolutions of the Right to a Healthy Environment Part 2: Political Dimensions of International Environmental Governance

by Anna Guzman and Stephanie Yu *Welcome to Part 2! This is the second post of our two-part series on the differences between the UN Human Rights Council Resolution 48/13 and UN General Assembly Resolution A/76/L.75 affirming the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. (See the first post here.) In this second […]

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Radiography of an Ecological Constitution: the Chilean Constitutional draft

by Pedro Cisterna Gaete Lawyer. LLM Global Environment and Climate Change Law, University of Edinburgh. PhD in Law Candidate, University of Edinburgh. 1.     The origins of the constitutional process and the environmental context of Chile After massive protests in 2019 against the government spurred mainly by the severe inequality of the country, Chilean political parties […]

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Evolutions of the Right to a Healthy Environment Part 1: Implications for Vulnerable Communities

by Anna Guzman and Stephanie Yu Series Introduction On 8 October 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) adopted Resolution 48/13 (henceforth referred to as the “HRC Resolution”), which recognized the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment, and urged states within the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to consider the matter […]

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Three Cheers for Evolving New Rights: A Healthy Environment, International Solidarity, and Climate Refugee Protection

by Magdalena Smieszek In a historic resolution, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) stepped up on July 28, 2022 to recognize the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. The significance of this recognition is manifold, serving the evolution of human rights as a whole, especially the advancement of “new” rights at the […]

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The Right to a Healthy Environment and Physical and Mental Health

by Maha Husain Introduction On 28 July 2022, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Resolution to recognise the right to a healthy environment with 161 votes in favour, 8 abstentions and 0 votes against the Resolution. The zero draft Resolution, which contains similar text to that adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council […]