United Nations Environment Progamme – Working Paper on Environmental Rule of Law in Asia and the Pacific
April 28, 2023
The United Nations Environment Programme launched its working paper on the Environmental Rule of Law, Human Rights, and Supporting Environment Human Rights Defenders last April 27, 2023.
The Working Paper summarises common legal and policy issues that must be urgently addressed across the Asia Pacific region concerning threats to the environmental rule of law and EHRDs. Key threats identified for the environmental rule of law and which undermine the positive role of environmental defenders in the achievement of sustainable development, include: the shrinking of civic space: impunity for wrongful acts: land grabbing; violence against environmental activists; criminalization of environmental defenders; and various forms of judicial harassment, such as strategic lawsuits against public participation.Read More