This July, join the Environmental Law Institute, Delaware Law’s Global Environmental Rights Institute, Barry University’s Center for Earth Jurisprudence, the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER), the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice (CRSJ), and the ABA Center for Human Rights for a breaking news, three-part webinar series on the right to a healthy environment.
2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Stockholm Declaration, a landmark international accord that acknowledged a basic right to a healthy environment. Last year, the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva formally recognized the right to a “clean, healthy and sustainable environment” and recommended that the UN General Assembly do the same. These efforts reflect global efforts to recognize a basic human right to a healthy environment. About two-thirds of the world recognizes the right to a healthy environment constitutionally, legislatively, by treaty, or through judicial interpretation. Of these, at least 84 countries grant an express constitutional right to a healthy environment. Courts in at least six more countries regularly interpret other rights – to life, dignity, or health – as incorporating environmental rights.
In the first part of this series, a panel of international leaders will discuss what it might mean for the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution that recognizes the human right to a healthy environment. Register.
Interested in the entire series? Part 2, The United States’ Consideration of the Right to a Healthy Environment, will be held July 13. Part 3, Subnational Consideration of the Right to a Healthy Environment in the U.S., will be held July 20. Register today!