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May 29 2024
Sharing the burden of climate losses by the corporate sector or see you in Court?

Sharing the burden of climate losses by the corporate sector or see you in Court?

In this article, Jaap Spier and Sam Wiegers discuss the urgent need for the corporate sector to addr...

April 09 2024
The Role of Human Rights Law in Climate Obligations

The Role of Human Rights Law in Climate Obligations

This article was originally published in Open Global Rights, as part of a series of articles on the ...

April 09 2024
Towards a Human-Rights-Proof Energy Transition

Towards a Human-Rights-Proof Energy Transition

To meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement to mitigate their emissions of greenhouse gases,...

February 23 2024
The Evolution of Human Rights: Exploring the Third Generation through the Lens of Environmental Rights and the 1992 Rio Declaration

The Evolution of Human Rights: Exploring the Third Generation through the Lens of Environmental Rights and the 1992 Rio Declaration

The concept of human rights has evolved over time, with each new "generation" expanding protections ...

February 19 2024
Greening Rights : Progress, Reflections, and Future Horizons

Greening Rights : Progress, Reflections, and Future Horizons

The human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment traces its roots back to the 1972 S...

December 25 2023
Environmental Rights and Future Generations

Environmental Rights and Future Generations

Environmental harm done today will undeniably affect future generations. How can we make sure their ...

November 30 2023
Historical Indigenous diplomacy for taking care of Mother Earth and the Rights of Nature

Historical Indigenous diplomacy for taking care of Mother Earth and the Rights of Nature

After decades of Indigenous diplomacy efforts at the UN concerning the concept of “Mother Earth-Na...

November 08 2023
The Audacity of Hope for People and Planet: 2023 New York SDG Summit Outcome and Beyond: Part – II

The Audacity of Hope for People and Planet: 2023 New York SDG Summit Outcome and Beyond: Part – II

On September 19, 2023, the United Nations SDG Summit came to a close. In this context, Pr. Dr. Bhara...

October 20 2023
From Green Rights to Rights of Nature: Fostering Synergies

From Green Rights to Rights of Nature: Fostering Synergies

Can the approach based on environment-related Human Rights be reconciled with the approach based on ...

October 05 2023
The Escazú Agreement Contribution to Environmental Justice in Latin America: An Exploration Through the Lens of Climate Litigation

The Escazú Agreement Contribution to Environmental Justice in Latin America: An Exploration Through the Lens of Climate Litigation

The adoption and entry into force of the Escazú Agreement marked a milestone for environmental and ...

September 29 2023
Release of ICEL’s note on the UN General Assembly request for an advisory opinion on the legal obligation of states in response to climate change

Release of ICEL’s note on the UN General Assembly request for an advisory opinion on the legal obligation of states in response to climate change

To inform proceedings concerning the ICJ Advisory Opinion on climate change, the International Counc...

September 21 2023
People’s participation as a safeguard of green rights

People’s participation as a safeguard of green rights

In the context of the referendum in Ecuador on August 20th, 2023, Sebastián Abad-Jara reflects on t...

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