Human rights underlie all of our efforts to defend our right to a healthy planet. Human rights principles and strategies infuse every facet of our work from the global level to the local. Ensuring that a robust recognition of the link between human rights and environmental protection is reflected among people, in our laws, and in our courts is central to our work, and we take a human rights-based approach to all our issue areas. As the environmental justice landscape continues to evolve, we are developing new strategies and tools to ensure respect for the rights of individuals and communities, particularly those dependent on natural resources or affected by environmental degradation.

Campaign Update

Latin America & Caribbean Principle 10 (LAC P10)

In April 2013, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, or CEPAL in Spanish) led negotiations toward regional approval of...

Campaign Update

Nicaraguan Sugar Cane Workers

Across Central America, an epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) – a disease for which progression is inevitable, and ultimately fatal, without early access...