Human Rights Impact Hub environmental and climate justice program – call for applications

The Human Rights Impact Hub is calling for applications from lawyers and environmental rights defenders from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Moldova who wish to benefit from legal training, individual mentoring and networking opportunities on environmental and climate justice.

The Hub is designed to support environmental and human rights practitioners through capacity-building activities and legal assistance as they seek to elaborate innovative litigation strategies aimed at promoting environmentally-friendly laws and practices.

Selected members for the Hub’s environmental and climate justice program will:

  • Examine how the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) can be used to address environmental damages and help victims seek redress for their rights violations.
  • Understand what are environmental rights under the European Court of Human Rights’ jurisprudence and how their violations are included within the scope of protection ensured by the ECHR.
  • Join forces with others lawyers and environmental defenders through a Virtual Pan- Eurasian Network on the topic of environmental justice and litigation.
  • Receive funding and be supported with legal advice through a one-on-one mentoring system by leading experts when preparing to file a complaint.

Applicants should:

  • Possess a strong legal background and experience as well as a solid understanding of environmental issues their impact on human rights in the FSU region.
  • Have an interest in exploring new legal avenues for redress for environmental damages.
  • Enroll in the Hub with the objective of designing out-of-the-box legal strategies with the help of training, individual mentoring, networking opportunities and funding.
  • Have working knowledge of English.

The training will be held online in English language and will begin on 17 May 2021.

For registration please fill out the application form before 10 May.

The Human Rights Impact Hub is an initiative created by International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) to enhance accountability for environmental crimes and human rights violations in the FSU region through underexplored legal avenues.

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