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The potential for the World Court to address climate justice: COP26 as an opportunity to raise the ICJ Advisory Opinion with World Leaders

*Risking to state what is already more than obvious*  Climate change impacts the human rights of people and communities globally today and significantly threatens our collective ability to enjoy our human rights tomorrow. 

Increasingly the connection between climate change and human rights is drawn by stakeholders and several…

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Some COP26 reflections

This blog post is part of the AUCEL COP26 series

 

I was honoured to attend COP26 in week 2 as part of the University of Aberdeen delegation.

On the final day, I shared my thoughts “live” at 4pm while protestors walked by, as part of the Aberdeen…

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Triumph for Farmers and Fisherfolks: The Hague Court of Appeal finds Shell Liable for Oil Spills in Nigeria

On 29 January 2021, thirteen years after four Nigerian farmers and fisherfolks, Chief Fidelis Oguru, Mr Alali Efanga, Chief Barizaa Dooh and Elder Friday Alfred Akpan, instituted lawsuits in the Netherlands with the support of Milleudefensie, the Hague Court of Appeal found Royal Dutch Shell’s (Shell) subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development…

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Climate Case Ireland: The Good News and the Bad

There are only two tragedies in life…

Oscar Wilde

I have talked multiple times in print[1] and in lectures of Ireland’s need to live up to the distinguished legacy of John Tyndall (1820–1893), the Irish scientist who made vital contributions to our understanding of the science behind climate change. 

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