Resources on human rights and the environment

Information Note: Updated in 2020, this 3-page document provides background details, a list of activities of the mandate, information on the Special Rapporteur, summaries of thematic reports and a list of country visits.  

Environmental Rights Database (ERDb): Find more than 100 good practices in the use of human rights to protect the environment, easily searchable by categories of human rights, types of actors, location of the practice, and other key words. The practices were identified by the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, a professor at Wake Forest University, with the support of the UN Environment Programme and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI): This global coalition works to ensure children’s rights to a safe and healthy environment.

Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment: The website of the Special Rapporteur contains resources, reference materials, presentations, press releases, editorials and interviews. 



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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
+41 22 917 9159
srenvironment@ohchr.org
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