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  • Curtain raiser 

    Watch our video on The Environmental Rights Initiative

    • Getting started

      Read the course syllabus, meet your peers and you are ready to go!!       

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      • Learning about environmental defenders

        Go through the two interactive modules to learn about:

        • The situation of environmental human defenders
        • States obligations in relation to the enviroment and human rights defenders under international law, and
        • The work that the UN is undertaken to denounce their situation and protect the

        Interactive module 1 

        What is happening to environmental human rights defenders?

        Interactive module 2

        What is the situation of human rights defenders under international law?

        • Going deeper

          Access this section to find publications, websites and resources to research further on the situation of environmental human rights defenders

          You may also be interested in taking our course on Human Rights and the Environment!





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          Environment and Human Rights




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