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1 April 2019 | Briefing note
In its capacity as technical secretariat of the Escazú Agreement, ECLAC participated in the "Regional expert meeting on emerging human rights and planetary human responsibilities" and the "Regional symposium on planetary human responsibilities in the context of the climate crisis: contributions for the global debate on the rights of future generations in the international system", that took place in Cusco (Peru) between 27 and 28 March 2019.
20 March 2019 | Briefing note
In its 40th Session, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted without a vote Resolution A/HRC/40/L.22/Rev.1 “Recognizing the contribution of environmental human rights defenders to the enjoyment of human rights, environmental protection and sustainable development."
3 March 2019 | Briefing note
In his last report to the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, David R. Boyd, focused on the right to breathe clean air. He also described the negative impact of air pollution on the enjoyment of many human rights, in particular the right to life and the right to health, in particular by vulnerable groups.
2 March 2016 | Briefing note
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, John H. Knox, participated in an interactive dialogue in the framework of the 31st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on 2 March.
15 October 2015 | Briefing note
In its capacity as co-chair of the Presiding Officers of the Negotiating Committee, the Government of Chile presented the regional process on Principle 10 at the 1st Africa Colloquium on Environmental Rule of Law - Towards Strengthened Environmental Governance, Justice and Law.
17 September 2015 | Briefing note
In the interactive dialogue on toxic wastes and safe drinking water and sanitation of the Human Rights Council held in Geneva on 16 and 17 September 2015, the Special Rapporteurs on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes, Mr. Başkut Tuncak (Turkey), and on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller (Brazil), highlighted the importance of the rights of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters for their respective mandates.
9 March 2015 | Briefing note
The Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, John H. Knox, presented his report to the twenty-eighth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on 9 March.
18 November 2014 | Briefing note
In the framework of the Open Government Partnership Regional Meeting for the Americas held in San José, Costa Rica on 18 and 19 November, ECLAC, the Governments of Costa Rica and Chile and the Access Initiative organized the side event "Strengthening environmental democracy through international processes."
20 October 2014 | Briefing note
In an open letter addressed to the State Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change urging for a human rights-based approach to climate change, 28 United Nations Special Rapporteurs and Independent Experts called for the respect of access rights in climate policy.
24 March 2014 | Briefing note
The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on human rights and the environment (A/HRC/25/L.31) in its twenty-fifth session. It its resolution, the Council notes with appreciation the reports of the Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
10 March 2014 | Briefing note
The UN Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, John Knox, presented a report containing a compilation of human rights obligations relating to the environment (A/HRC/25/53) to the Human Rights Council.