WEBINAR: Human Rights Strategies in Climate Change Litigation – A South Asian Perspective

On 2 July 2020, the GNHRE hosted the second of its webinar series, “Human Rights Strategies in Climate Change Litigation Across the Globe”. The second webinar focused on human rights and climate change litigation in South Asia. You can watch the recording of the webinar here: Human Rights Strategies in Climate Change Litigation – South […]


Author Christopher Miller Keywords environmental rights, ecocentric, human rights,  law, litigation, wildlife Abstract Environmental Rights offers new perspectives on contemporary debates over rights and environmental issues, criticising the traditional ecocentric formulation and the view that it is meaningful to speak of environmental rights as a sub-set of human rights, infringed when individuals experience an environmental […]

Climate Change and International Human Rights Litigation: A Critical Appraisal (E.A. Posner)

Author Eric A. Posner Keywords Greenhouse gasses, climate change, human rights litigation Abstract Whether victims of global warming pursue human rights claims in American courts on the basis of the ATS or instead find another forum that provides better legal options or greater political visibility, we should distinguish the legal basis for their claims from […]

Linking climate litigation and human rights (M. Averill)

Author Marilyn Averill Keywords Anthroprogenic activities; emissions; global warming; human rights; climate litigation; climate policy; vulnerability. Abstract Human activities since the beginning of the industrial age have produced emissions that are accelerating natural forces and changing the global climate. The expected impacts on sea levels, temperature, precipitation and storm intensity will stress many human communities […]

Stifling environmental dissent: On SLAPPS and GUNNS (R. White)

Author Rob White Keywords Environmental issues, public participation, social activists, civil litigation Abstract This article discusses the use of civil litigation by companies against social activists as a means to stifle full public participation around environmental issues. Drawing on a recent Australian example, it demonstrates how the targeting of such legal action simultaneously defines the […]