This project is in collaboration with the Earth Law Center and Lawyers for Nature.
In Resolution 48/131 of October 2021, the UN Human Rights Council recognised the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right that is important for the enjoyment of other human rights. The Human Rights Council also encouraged States to work together, as well as with civil society and other stakeholders to implement this right nationally.
The Human Rights Centre Clinic will examine the implications of the international recognition of the right to a healthy environment at the level of national laws and policies, with a particular focus on the UK. The project will include comparative research of States that are already taking action, as well as a strategic mapping exercise of the UK’s response to these global challenges.
This project will be carried out in partnership with the Essex Law Clinic.