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28 September 2023

Climate-related cases before the European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights heard the much-awaited climate case of Duarte Agostinho et al. v Portugal and 32 Others. The outcome of this case will be decisive for the future of climate action.

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17 March 2023

Council of Europe Summit from 16 to 17 May 2023, in Reykjavik, Iceland

The fourth Summit of the Council of Europe is an important opportunity to strengthen European rights. While this summit is taking place in reaction to the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, other topics will be discussed, such as strengthening pan-European cooperation or combating violence against women. The upcoming hearings before the ECtHR on the obligations of Member States regarding CO2 emissions and global warming illustrate the importance of putting the right to a healthy environment on the agenda of this Summit.

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