Critical perspectives in Human Rights and the Environment: The 2021 Summer/Winter School

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The Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will host their first annual, online Summer/Winter school from 21 -25 June 2021 on the theme “Critical Perspectives in Human Rights and the Environment”.

The Summer/Winter school will consist of a series of lectures and panel discussions, hosted by leading experts, practitioners and researchers working at the cutting edge of human rights and the environment. Participants will have an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of many of the most pressing issues of our time, discover and engage with the latest research, and participate in discussions and debates.

The 2021 Summer/Winter School has been organised by Dina Lupin Townsend and Angela Kariuki.


Environmental defenders in times of pandemic
Environmental crime, waste and human rights
Environmental rule of law and human rights
Decolonisation and Protected Areas
Work-In-Progress Seminar
Climate Change and Human Rights
Participation as Resistance
An introduction to the Escazú Agreement
The marine environment, marine litter and human rights
Politics, democracy and justice in energy transitions
Human dignity, human rights and the environment
Rights for Nonhumans in the Anthropocene
Children’s Rights and the Environment
Business, human rights and the environment

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