News | 23 March 2018

Protection of the environment in International Courts: recent decisions open new avenues for mass claim processes

Two signifcant jurisprudential developments published last month have shed light on important questions relating to the protection of the environment in international law. They are of particular interest to States, businesses and civil society groups since they open up a range of possibilities when it comes to assessing environmental damages in inter-State disputes, expanding the scope of human rights obligations to extraterritorial situations, and deriving procedural rights from existing human rights instruments, among other matters.

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