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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Solidifies the Right to a Healthy Environment

Decision Bolsters Access Rights, Extraterritorial Obligations, and the Precautionary Principle FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2018 Yesterday, the Inter-American... Read More
Submission on impact of Spain's energy policies on children's rights to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child by CIEL & IIDMA

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Spain Receives Wake-Up Call on Impacts on Children’s Health of Coal Power Plants from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

(Español abajo) The Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child recommend that Spain evaluate the... Read More
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ActionAid South Africa and CIEL call on special rapporteur John Knox to investigate human rights violations on South African Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2017 Washington, DC — At the end of October, ActionAid South Africa and the... Read More
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EU Public Consultation on Reducing Marine Litter: Do Proposed Solutions Go Far Enough?

Single-use plastics — such as plastic packaging, light-weight plastic bags, disposable cups, and food containers — make up an...

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Trade and Sustainable Development: Friend or Foe?

In most international organizations, including the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), conventional wisdom is that...
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EU’s Strategy to Reduce Plastic Pollution is a Step in the Right Direction

Around 25.8 million tons of plastic waste are generated in Europe every year, of which less than 30 percent...
States' Human Rights Obligations in the Context of Climate Change - report cover

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States’ Human Rights Obligations in the Context of Climate Change

As governments and intergovernmental organizations have recognized, climate change has adverse impacts on a wide range of human rights.... Read More

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Fueling Plastics: Series examines deep linkages between the fossil fuels and plastics industries, and the products they produce

Launched on September 20th, 2017, Fueling Plastics, an ongoing investigative series, examining the deep linkages between the fossil fuels... Read More
A World Court for Corporations: How the EU Plans to Entrench and Institutionalize Investor-State Dispute Settlement

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A World Court for Corporations: How the EU Plans to Entrench and Institutionalize Investor-State Dispute Settlement

The European Commission proposal for a global investor court for investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) – known as the Multilateral... Read More

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