Luporini R & Savaresi A (2023) International human rights bodies and climate litigation: Don't look up. Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law, 32 (2). https://doi.org/10.1111/reel.12491
This article systematically analyses complaints concerning climate change before international human rights bodies. Since 2005, these bodies have been increasingly asked to hear complaints related to climate change but have granted claims of climate applicants only on one occasion. This article therefore considers the inherent limitations of international human rights bodies for the pursuit of climate objectives, as well as avenues to overcome the hurdles facing climate applicants. Based on the evidence we examined, we conclude making some predictions on the role that international human rights bodies might play in future climate litigation.
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Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law: Volume 32, Issue 2