Conversation with the UN Human Rights Committee Member - Prof Helene Tigroudja [12 October 2023]

The Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights will host a Conversation session on the right to a healthy, clean and sustainable environment with Prof Hélène Tigroudja, a member of the UN Human Rights Committee - and our postgraduate students.
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  • When 12 Oct, 2023 from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM (Africa/Johannesburg / UTC200)
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The triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity and nature loss, and pollution is increasingly affecting the human rights of people across the globe. From climate change induced drought that is precipitating hunger and famine around the world, to pollution that is contaminating water sources everywhere, the global environmental crisis is disproportionately impacting the world's most marginalized communities. In July 2022, the United Nations welcomed the recognition by the General Assembly that a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is a human right. This recognition followed the UN Human Rights Council resolution 48/13 which acknowledged the right in October 2021. These resolutions represent a landmark achievement in mobilizing to protect the human right to a healthy environment and the interdependent and indivisible human rights which depend on it. Recognition of the right to a healthy environment empowers all people with a critical tool to hold their governments, big polluters and all those responsible for environmental harm to account.

It will be hosted and moderated by Prof Benyam Dawit Mezmur, the Deputy Dean: Research and Postgraduate Studies.


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