Environmental human rights defenders

According to the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and various international NGOs, environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) are a group of growing importance and a group at particular risk. Yet little is understood about them, about the particular challenges they face, or about how the international community might best support them.

 

This project will aim to listen to EHRDs and thus to understand their situations and the challenges they face. This understanding will then form the basis of policy recommendations for how the international community can best protect their rights and support their work.

Policy Report

Environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs): risking their today for our tomorrow
By John H. Knox, Special Rapporteur on the human rights and the environment

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Right to Effective Remedies, URG EHRD Resource Paper, Universal Rights Group

Right to environmental information, URG EHRD Resource Paper, Universal Rights Group

Right to participation, URG EHRD Resource Paper, Universal Rights Group

Rights of EHRDs, URG EHRD Resource Paper, Universal Rights Group

Case Study 1 – Guatemala, URG EHRD Resource Paper, Universal Rights Group

Case Study 2 – Ecuador, URG EHRD Resource Paper, Universal Rights Group

Case Study 3 – Thailand, URG EHRD Resource Paper, Universal Rights Group

Case study 4 – MILPAH Honduras, URG EHRD Resource Paper, Universal Rights Group

Case Study 5 – MN3 Cambodia, URG EHRD Resource Paper, Universal Rights Group

Case Study 6 – Ouch Leng Cambodia, URG EHRD Resource Paper, Universal Rights Group

Case Study 7 – Can Thi Thue, URG EHRD Resource Paper, Universal Rights Group

Deadly Environment: the dramatic rise in killings of environmental and land defenders, Global Witness

On Dangerous Ground, June 2016, Global Witness

Honduras: The Deadliest Place on the Planet, 31 January 2017, Global Witness