The Rights of Nature (Rivers) and Constitutional Actions in Colombia

By Héctor Herrera-Santoyo[1] In this blog, I synthesize the cases that have protected the rights of rivers in Colombia, first summarizing the two main constitutional actions used in these cases. I finish with some conclusions. “Acción de Tutela” This legal action was created by the Colombian Constitution of 1991 and is applicable to protecting fundamental constitutional […]

Implementing the Paris Agreement – A special issue of Climate Law

A special issue of Climate Law co-edited by Annalisa Savaresi and Joanne Scott  has just been published, on the theme  ‘Implementing the Paris Agreement: Lessons from the Global Human Rights Regime’. The volume features contributions by John Knox, Lavanya Rajamani, Sebastien Duyck, Margaretha Wewerinke, Juan Auz and Annalisa Savaresi. The special issue collects selected papers […]

A Breathtaking View of the Kidron Valley 

by Richard Laster[1] & Dan Livney[2] “Jerusalem: A port city, on the edge of eternity”.[3] When Yehuda Amichai wrote these lines, he did not envision Jerusalem as a “port city” overlooking twenty-five million cubic meters of raw sewage in the Kidron Valley. [4] But that is how the citizens of Jerusalem view the Palestinian Authority, […]

Climate Change in the Anthropocene

GNHRE Europe held a workshop on Climate Justice in the Anthropocene on 2-3 May 2019 at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oñati, Spain. The workshop was conceived, initiated and coordinated by Sam Adelman and Luis Kotze, and attended by several GNHRE members. Over two days, participants from all over the world […]

Upcoming Canadian Country Visit of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Toxics

 By Associate Professor Sara Seck and JD candidate Meg Williams, Schulich School of Law, Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie University. It has just been announced that the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxics, Baskut Tuncak, will conduct an official country visit to Canada from 24 May to 5 June 2019. The Special […]