Entrenching the CRC’s ‘environmental rights’

COMMENT Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime 30 June 2021 The CRC does not explicitly guarantee children a right to an ecologically healthy environment. However, within its environment-related children’s rights lies the core content of such a right. Both the interpretive as well as the monitoring functions of the Committee offer the possibility of better defining the…

Delivering Energy and Climate Justice in Africa: Implications for Realizing the United Nations SDGs 7 and 13

COMMENT Godswill Agbaitoro 26 March 2021 What do energy and climate justice mean and why do they matter for Africa? According to Climate just, a simple way to understand climate justice is to ensure that collectively and individually we can prepare for, respond to and recover from climate change impacts. This conception includes understanding the…

Climate Change, Migration, and the Incompliance with Human Rights

COMMENT Merlin Mitschker 19 March 2021 Climate change affects everyone and everything, including human beings. Throughout the world, we can see various developments and the forms of climate change materialization differ. In some affected territories, the accumulated precipitation is falling, and the land is becoming too dry to till. Therefore, crops will wither rising. Sea…

Developing Countries in the Pitfall of Climate Change – The UNFCCC under Examination

ANALYSIS Torben Keetz 05 March 2021 In 2019, there were 308 natural disasters, 77% of which were climate related, and they affected almost 100 million people and as a result, 24,396 people lost their lives.[1] Almost 30 years ago, on May 9, 1992 the UNFCCC was adopted. It forms the central component of global climate…

Climate Justice in the Global South

The Chair of African Legal Studies hosted a Seminar on Climate Justice in the Global South. Watch the lectures of leading experts from around the Globe! Part 1: International Institutional Arrangements on Climate Change – Dr. Stephen Turner  Part 2: International Legal Frameworks on Climate Change – Prof. Philippe Cullet Part 3: The African Union…