Environmental Human Rights Committee

The Environmental Human Rights Committee coordinates with the existing Environmental Justice Committee and works on global climate change as well as other environmental issues world-wide. 


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Environmental Human Rights Updates

  • National Lawyers Guild Statement of Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against Dakota Access Pipeline

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the oldest and largest human rights bar association in the United States, by its International Committee, its Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and its Environmental Human Rights Committee,  as well as the NLG’s Environmental Justice Committee and Labor and Employment Committee, stands in solidarity with the sovereign Oceti Sakowin Oyate (the Great Sioux […]

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  • Video: IACHR hearing highlights human right to water in the United States

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights convened a hearing on April 4 on the Right to Water in the United States, following a petition from the US Human Rights Network and the Right to Water Coalition.  The hearing took place in Washington, DC, during the 157th Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission and addressed issues […]

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  • Rio minus 20: A Call for Global Grassroots Action

    By Andrew Reid The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 13 to June 22. Andrew Reid, chair of the Environmental Human Rights Committee and the Indigenous Peoples Rights Subcommittee, attended the conference, and the alternative People’s Summit, representing the International Association of […]

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