The right to a healthy environment

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NHRIs and environmental rights course

NHRIs and environmental rights. National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) with a broad mandate to promote and protect human rights are well-positioned to address the urgency of environmental issues.…

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Updated 8 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

The human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment - HRC resolution

States have an obligation to take special care to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of those who are at most risk from environmental harm. The 2021 HRC Resolution (A/HRC/48/L.23) recognised that…

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Updated 9 months ago by Kate Turner-Mann

The Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment

The Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment. In 2018, the Special Rapporteur developed the Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment which set out the basic obligation…

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How are human rights impacted by climate change?

How are human rights impacted by climate change? In this fact sheet series produced by OHCHR , this fact sheet collates frequently asked question on human rights and climate change. The fact sheet ex…

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The Aarhus Convention

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. Or more commonly…

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The UN Special Rapportuer on the Right to a Healthy Environment

The UN Special Rapportuer on the Right to a Healthy Environment. On 8 October 2021, the Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted a resolution (Human Rights Council Resolution 48/13) recognising the right t…

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The Human Rights to Healthy Environment in Southeast Asia: National Human Rights Institutions

The Human Rights to Healthy Environment in Southeast Asia: National Human Rights Institutions. NHRIs in the Asia Pacific region have worked to promote and protect the rights of Indigenous peoples in…

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Escazú Regional Agreement

Escazú Regional Agreement. A major development in Latin America related to the right to a healthy environment is the Escazú Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justi…

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