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February 23 2024

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

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

October 20 2023

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 ...

August 30 2023

Green Human Rights and Common Interest

The establishment and further development of environmental human rights is an important component of...

March 07 2023

Climate change and the advisory function of international courts and tribunals

A coalition of member States led by Vanuatu is bringing a draft resolution to the UNGA to request an...

October 14 2022

The Contribution of Transnational Environmental Rules and Standards to Realisation of the Human Right to a Healthy Environment

This essay analyses the adoption of Resolution 76/300 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA),...

September 26 2022

At the confluence of environmental and human rights law

The recent recognition of the human right to a healthy environment partakes of both international en...

January 26 2022

2022 Declaration: Enhancing the Implementation of International Environmental Law

The 2022 Declaration resulting from the UNEP@50 international conference could be a strong document....

July 21 2021

Access to domestic courts to enhance environmental governance

The 2022 declaration should consider the multiplication of lawsuits brought by individuals, mainly r...

June 29 2021

Enhancing International Rule of Law through a Global Pact for the Environment

Central to the states’ survival in the face of the accelerating climate crisis will be their enhan...

June 23 2021

Addressing Inequality to Foster Legitimacy and Effectiveness of Environmental Regimes

The 2022 Declaration must integrate concerns related to inequality between people and between states...

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