Derniers développements sur la question environnementale et climatique au sein des différents organes du Conseil de l’Europe.

Revue Internationale de droit comparé, Vol. 1 (2022)

10 Pages Posted: 6 May 2022

Date Written: February 1, 2022

Abstract

English Abstract: The Council of Europe was once a major player in environmental protection and related international regulation. After the last two decades, which have seen these activities considerably diminish, the environment seems to be making a comeback on the political agenda of the Council of Europe. Beyond the speeches, political declarations, and high-level thematic conferences, this renewed interest in the environment is concretely confirmed through the adoption by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe - which is the body that initiates reforms – of seven resolutions and accompanying recommendations, concerning the environment and human rights. As for the European Court of Human Rights, it is worth noting the launch of accelerated procedure in the first two applicatons concerning climate change, accompanied by in-depth questions on admissibility and merits presented to the parties to these two cases. This article provides a synthesis of the most important recent developments on the environmental and climate issue within the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights, concerning in particular: an autonomous right to a healthy environment (1); civil and criminal liability in the context of environmental degradation and climate change (2); and climate litigation before the ECHR (3).

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Keywords: droits de l'Homme; droits environnementaux; changement climatique; Conseil de l'Europe; Cour européenne de droits de l'Homme

Suggested Citation

Kobylarz, Natalia, Derniers développements sur la question environnementale et climatique au sein des différents organes du Conseil de l’Europe. (February 1, 2022). Revue Internationale de droit comparé, Vol. 1 (2022), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4087456

Natalia Kobylarz (Contact Author)

European Court of Human Rights ( email )

Strasbourg, Alsace region
France
0033390215496 (Phone)

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