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Report Delivered to No 10

No 10 28No 10 59On Wednesday 26th November 2014, the report on fracking and human rights was delivered to the door of No 10 Downing Street by three GNHRE staff and Bianca Jagger. The report was co-authored by the GNHRE, The Environment and Human Rights Advisory, The Human Rights Consortium and commissioned by the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, and calls for a complete moratorium on fracking in the UK until a full, industry-independent, publicly-funded human rights impact assessment has been carried out.

The report has been picked up by activist groups, such as Mothers Against Fracking, and it is hoped that the arguments will assist local communities in their resistance to having the technology imposed upon them against their will. The report is shortly to be mentioned as part of a speech by a campaigner, Geza Tarjanyi, who is walking from 10 Downing Street, all the way to Brussels, to deliver a speech to the EU Parliament.

The full report can be found here.

Photos of us delivering the report can be found here.

Anna Grear

By Anna Grear

Anna’s work focuses largely upon questions related to law’s construction of the human being and the human relationship with the world, broadly conceived. Her scholarship calls on insights from a range of disciplines despite being firmly located within a combination of critical legal theory and jurisprudence. She has a particular interest in the themes of legal subjectivity and vulnerability, locating these themes in relation to contemporary globalisation and to a central concern with the implications of the materiality of the living order – including the theme of embodiment. Her monograph on international human rights, published in 2010, was described as ‘marking a new start towards understanding the ontology of human rights.’

Anna was nominated for the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Scholarship Prize 2012 and shortlisted for the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Senior Scholar Prize in 2018. She was Dahrendorf Visiting Fellow 2013 at the Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics. She is a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Theme 3: Challenges of Social Inclusion. Anna is also Invited Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Law and Theory, University of Westminster, UK; Visiting Research Fellow at Bristol Law School, UK and a Global Affiliate of the Vulnerability and Human Condition Initiative at Emory University, USA. She has held visiting positions at the University of Oxford, the University of Keele, the University of Waikato and at Emory University.

Anna’s publications list can be viewed at her Google Scholar profile page.