The Increasing Role of Human Rights Bodies in Climate Litigation

by Riccardo Luporini and Arpitha Kodiveri

The Increasing Role of Human Rights Bodies in Climate Litigation
2021
The British Academy
978-0-85672-676-7
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This briefing aims to shed light on the role that human rights bodies currently play in climate litigation. The briefing illustrates the different features of climate complaints brought before national and international human rights bodies so far, developing a typology of such complaints. Drawing on this analysis, the briefing also identifies and summarises some of the principal obstacles that stand in the way of human rights bodies addressing climate change. It concludes with some brief reflections and recommendations on the potential future contribution of these bodies.

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