Climate Change and Environmental Rights Litigation at the European Court of Human Rights: A View from the Arctic
14 Law and Forensic Science (2017)
Posted: 9 Jan 2020
Date Written: December 1, 2017
As the reality of climate change affects more and more people, climate change litigation and environmental rights litigation are becoming more important. The European Convention on Human Rights was, of course, not created with such issues in mind, but it has been developed continuously through the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). In this open-access article, it is shown that the ECtHR can provide a forum for effective human rights litigation concerning climate change and environmental rights.
Keywords: Climate change, environmental rights litigation, human rights, European Convention on Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights, litigation
JEL Classification: K33
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