human rights

Using International Law to Advance Women’s Tenure Rights in REDD+

This paper makes a case for advancing women’s tenure rights and how international law can be used to promote those rights in the context of REDD+. It is intended for women’s rights advocates involved in climate change and REDD+, and thus presumes a general familiarity with REDD+. International human rights law is presented as an additional framework for advocates to use in their strategies and messages to advance women’s tenure rights in REDD+.

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Interview with John Knox: what causes violence against environmental defenders?

IUCN NL’s Femke Wijdekop invited two internationally renowned human rights lawyers to engage in a conversation on the challenges environmental defenders face and how to tackle them. As the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, John Knox is the leading ambassador for defenders who are fighting for their right to a sustainable environment. Netherlands-based human rights lawyer Jan […]

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Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has just released a new briefing and interactive platform on the human rights policies and practices of renewable energy companies ahead of the COP 22 Marrakech climate discussions next week. The briefing is based on an outreach to 50 wind, hydro and utility companies and argues that companies and governments must act now, as […]

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Although the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are intended to be universal, the discussion of SDGs within the context of developed countries has largely been absent. To address this, this report introduces assessment tool for developed countries to identify top priority SDG targets, based on a set of criteria that include applicability, implementability and transformationalism.

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This document, a product of UNDP Sri Lanka’s Tsunami Recovery Unit, consolidates first-hand experiences and recommendations from crisis responders following the 2004 tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka. While key issues such as gender, human rights and environmental protection are often incorporated into disaster relief efforts on paper, the reality of situations on the ground often lead to their deprioritization and retroactive integration. Recognizing the presence of time constraints and limited resources, this publication seeks to provide a once stop shop on how to integrate such issues in a way that is feasible and practical.

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