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dc.contributor.advisorHeintze, Hans-Joachim
dc.contributor.authorPunger, Erik
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-14T14:51:35Z
dc.date.available2018-05-14T14:51:35Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/20.500.11825/541
dc.descriptionSecond semester University: Ruhr - University Bochumen_US
dc.description.abstractClimate change continues to have adverse implications for the fulfillment of human rights worldwide. Unfortunately, after almost 30 years, since the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, there still is no international climate change instrument that can effectively implement international law norms, prevent the further deterioration of the climate as well as ensure and protect the enjoyment of human rights in relation to climate change, as 2017’s temperatures stand to show. This master’s thesis seeks to answer the question, to what extent is it possible to invoke the provisions of the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and the recently adopted and entered into force Paris Agreement, to ensure and protect the enjoyment of human rights against the adverse effects of climate change. This thesis examines the use of climate change litigation as an alternative way to force governments to combat climate change, so as to ensure and protect the fulfillment of human rights against the adverse effects of climate change. More broadly, it investigates the capacity of courts at the national level to enforce states’ obligations under the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and especially the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change and ensure and protect the effective enjoyment of human rights against the harm caused by climate change.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobal Campus Europe (EMA) theses 2016/2017;
dc.subjectclimatic changesen_US
dc.subjecthuman rightsen_US
dc.subjectgovernment policyen_US
dc.subjectinternational cooperationen_US
dc.subjectUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changeen_US
dc.titleClimate change regime as the basis for the protection of human rights: enforcing the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement through climate litigationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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