In Resolution 48/131 of October 2021, the UN Human Rights Council recognised the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right that is important for the enjoyment of other human rights. The Human Rights Council also encouraged States to work together, as well as with civil society and other stakeholders to implement this right nationally.
The Human Rights Centre Clinic will examine the implications of the international recognition of the right to a healthy environment at the level of national laws and policies, with a particular focus on the UK. The project will include comparative research of States that are already taking action, as well as a strategic mapping exercise of the UK’s response to these global challenges.
This project will be carried out in partnership with the Essex Law Clinic.
This exciting research project is open to postgraduate human rights students as part of the Human Rights Centre Clinic Module (HU902). If you want to join the module-based projects of the Human Rights Centre Clinic in 2022-23, please submit your application by Monday 10 October at 5pm to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application should include two attachments:
Interviews will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 12 October (afternoon), Thursday 13 October (all day) and Friday 14 October (morning). You would be allocated a time slot for a short conversation with the HRC Clinic Director and one of the Co-Deputy Directors.
We will communicate the decision on Monday 17 October, and we expect to have the teams in place that week itself.