High Level Conference on Environmental Protection and Human Rights


organised under the aegis of the Georgian Presidency

of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

 

27 February 2020 - Palais de l’Europe,

Hemicycle Room - Strasbourg

 

www.coe.int/HR-environment


Programme

Programme

Webcast (morning)

Opening: ENG | Original

Session 1: ENG Original

Session 2: ENG Original

Webcast (afternoon)

Session 3: ENG Original

Laurent Fabius: ENG Original

Final Declaration by the Georgian Presidency: ENG

 

The Georgian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe organises a High-level Conference on Environmental Protection and Human Rights which will be held at the headquarters of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).

The objective of this event is to discuss the relation between human rights and environmental protection in the context of national policies. The participants will explore how to develop a strategy to support member States in better meeting their obligations in the field. In this context, they will examine the potential of the European Convention on Human Rights and other Council of Europe instruments for protecting the environment, while also considering current or previous initiatives at universal, regional and national levels, notably with the Global Pact for the Environment.

In a declaration made in Strasbourg at the conference on environmental protection and human rights, the Georgian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers called to review the relevant Council of Europe legal arsenal and complement it by adopting a recommendation and a strategy in this field.

Introductory Report to the Conference

 

Videos

 


High-level Conference on Environmental Protection and Human Rights


How can criminal law help to combat environmental crimes?


Do we have the right to a healthy environment?


Documentary film "The Code"


#HREnvironment Conference Takeaways: Kristīne Līcis


#HREnvironment Conference Takeaways: Professor David R. Boyd


#HREnvironment Conference Takeaways: Katariina Jahkola


#HREnvironment Conference Takeaways: Professor Elisabeth Lambert

 

Useful legal instruments, publications and resources

Council of Europe, Conventions

United NationsPublications