Policy Document

Human Rights in the 2015 Agreement


Savaresi A & Hartmann J (2015) Human Rights in the 2015 Agreement. Legal Response Initiative Briefing Paper, 2/15. London: Legal Response Initiative. http://legalresponseinitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/LRI_human-rights_2015-Agreement.pdf

First paragraph: Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are currently negotiating a new agreement to be adopted in December 2015 within the Ad-hoe Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP).At its Geneva session in February 2015, the ADP formally adopted a negotiating text for the new agreement, which includes several references to human rights. This briefing paper outlines options to reflect human rights in the 2015 agreement, without promoting specific views and opinions. Instead, the paper uses examples to illustrate the basic approaches and techniques available to Parties.After a short overview on the interplay between human rights and climate law, the paper explores options for including human rights considerations in the new climate agreement based on proposals in the current negotiating text, and reflects on possible alternatives.

Title of seriesLegal Response Initiative Briefing Paper
Number in series2/15
Publication date13/05/2015
PublisherLegal Response Initiative
Publisher URLhttp://legalresponseinitiative.org/…15-Agreement.pdf
Place of publicationLondon