Incremental resolutions at the UN are starting to make the right to healthy environment tangible, but are running into pushback from states like the US.
The European Court of Human Rights has heard its first two lawsuits on climate change, brought against the governments of Switzerland and France.
Women and girls in India’s sugar fields are exposed to sexual harassment, backbreaking work and inadequate healthcare
Campaigners are hoping to use the global spotlight on Egypt to secure the release of political prisoners – but fear a backlash
Philippines human rights commissioner says taking hearings overseas will afford the 47 companies the best chance to confront the impacts of their businesses
Human rights review finds Australia’s coal production ambitions will contribute to dangerous climate change and asks government to reconsider
The US said climate change had “a range of implications for the effective enjoyment of human rights”, in a departure from recent diplomacy and Trump’s rhetoric
High level panel at the UN Human Rights Council hears that a child rights centred approach to climate change is “overdue”
Influential UN body considers human rights and climate change post-Paris, emphasises importance of the climate negotiations in protecting communities
NEWS: Geneva-based Human Rights Council adopts resolution to help world’s most vulnerable countries in face of global warming
COMMENT: Climate change may constitute the most serious challenge to the fulfilment of human rights in our world today
NEWS: Hydropower and coal projects funded by rich countries have been linked to human rights abuses, NGOs tell European lawmakers
INTERVIEW: UN climate envoy and former president of Ireland says clean energy access for the poorest must be a priority
NEWS: Pacific leaders tell Human Rights Council they fear for the future of their civilisations as climate impacts intensify
Environmental Justice Foundation’s Steve Trent argues compensation mechanism proposed at UN climate talks will not go far enough