Friday 1 December 2023

NNHRR Interview on Climate Change Litigation before the ECtHR

Last week, Anmol Gulecha (Tilburg University) and Jolein Holtz (Leiden University) gave an interview to the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (NNHRR) on the case of Duarte Agostinho and Others v. Portugal and 32 Others, one of the three climate change cases currently pending before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. This case concerns the greenhouse gas emissions from 33 Member States of the Council of Europe. According to the applicants in the case, these emissions contribute to global warming and lead to heatwaves, affecting the applicants' health and living conditions. The interview provides some interesting comments on the case.

The interview is the first episode of the NNHRR #HumanRightsNow interview series which discusses current issues in International and European Human Rights Law.