Environmental Law Blog

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Climate Change and the Enjoyment of Human Rights before the European Court of Human Rights.

On April 9th, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued three rulings in the cases KlimaSeniorinnen v. Switzerland, Carême v. France, and Duarte Agostinho and others v. Portugal and 32 other States, in which, for the first time, the interference of the effects of climate change with the enjoyment of a series of human rights included in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) of 1950 was addressed.

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