Climate change human rights litigation: is it so radical? Nicola Peart – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 10th, 2012 in climate change, human rights, news by sally

“In the UK there are at present no rights expressly cast in terms applicable to climate change, nor have our traditional human rights been extensively interpreted as covering climate change consequences. As David Hart QC identifies in his blog, Is climate change a human rights issue?, human rights principles, to be useful for climate change litigators, have to have some democratic backing somewhere. So is there any hope, in the near future at least, of formally or even informally establishing a link between climate change and human rights in the UK? Is human rights based climate change litigation as ‘radical’ as David Hart suggests?”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th May 2012