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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 […]

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Deadly Air: A case in defence of the Right to Breathe Clean Air!

by Dimakatso Sefatsa and Khumo Lesele High Court citation: Trustees for the Time Being of Groundwork Trust & Another vs Minister of Environmental Affairs & Others Case No. 39724/19 In a recent decision, a South African High Court was called on to consider the lives of real people who have been affected by the unsafe […]

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The energy transition is part of the feminist and a human rights agenda

By  Alejandra Lozano and Lorena Zenteno  Today, women in their diversity face a complex world in crisis. The last few years of interlocking environmental inequalities and health emergencies tested the advances so far achieved in the recognition and realization of women’s equal rights across the globe. The environmental breakdown—often referred to as the triple planetary crisis caused by the […]

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Climate adaptation, vulnerability and rights-based litigation: broadening the scope of climate litigation using political ecology and insights from India

by Birsha Ohdedar In its latest report, the IPCC urges the need for more action on climate adaptation. Adaptation is critical in the Global South, which experiences the worst effects of climate change, despite contributing the least to the problem. While climate litigation has grown in recent years, adaptation specific litigation has been underrepresented in […]

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Introducing the Environmental Rights Review and our first Call for Papers

We are extremely excited to introduce The Environmental Rights Review (the Review), a brand new open-access, online journal hosted by the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment.  The Review provides opportunities for scholars and practitioners to write and engage with cutting-edge research on the urgent topic of environmental rights, where interdisciplinary approaches address […]