Quite quickly national considerations are taking priority over collective agreements. Who would have thought the European Union would be challenged by Brexit? And who would have thought trade wars, such as the one between China and the US would re-emerge?
In November 2017, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued Advisory Opinion OC-23, which highlighted the relationship of interdependence and indivisibility that exists between human rights, the environment and sustainable development.
The global climate is changing. Against the backdrop of social concerns, climate change laws have permeated global political discourse. This blog presents latest developments in international conventions, China, the US and the EU.
The recent UN climate report and the Urgenda appeal case reflect hopeful developments with regard to dealing with climate change. But there are alternative views, reaching beyond the emphasis on numbers and statistics, that deserve attention as well.
The Hague Court of Appeals has confirmed that the Dutch state must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020. Could such a precise obligation be inferred from human rights norms, and Articles 2 and 8 ECHR in particular?