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About the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

The Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment is mandated, among other things, to:

  • Continue to study the human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment;
  • Continue to identify, promote and exchange views on good practices relating to human rights obligations and commitments to inform, support and strengthen environmental policy making, especially in the area of environmental protection;
  • Promote and report on the realization of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, and to disseminate his findings by, inter alia, continuing to give particular emphasis to practical solutions with regard to their implementation;
  • Work on identifying challenges and obstacles to the full realization of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment and protection gaps thereto, including in the context of sustainable development;
  • Continue to contribute to and participate in conferences and meetings relevant to the mandate, including at the United Nations Environment Assembly;
  • Develop a dialogue with all relevant stakeholders to enhance public awareness of the human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a environment;
  • Conduct country visits and to respond promptly to invitations from States;

Read the Information Note to learn more about the mandate.

Resolutions on human rights and the environment


Year

Symbol Number

Title

2018 A/HRC/RES/37/8Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 22 March 2018
2017 A/HRC/RES/34/20Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 24 March 2017
2016 A/HRC/RES/31/8Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 23 March 2016
2015 A/HRC/RES/28/11Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 26 March 2015
2014 A/HRC/RES/25/21Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 28 March 2014
2012 A/HRC/RES/19/10Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 22 March 2012


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Mr. David R. Boyd
Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
Palais des Nations, 8-14, Avenue de la Paix. 1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
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srenvironment@ohchr.org
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