"Systemic integration between climate change and human rights" by MFHR Director, Assist. Prof. Spyridon Aktypis

      MFHR Director, Assist. Prof. Spyridon Aktypis, has just published his new article under the title "Systemic integration between climate change and human rights at the United Nations?". The article is co-signed by Prof. Emmanuel Decaux and Bronwen Leroy and published by Routledge, a world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences, in the collective volume entitled: Climate Change and Human Rights: An international and comparative law perspective (Quirico O. and Boumghar M., eds., Routledge, London-New York, 2015).

      In his article, Assist. Prof. Aktypis explores the relation between climate change and human rights in the United Nations (UN) human rights protection system. The article presents the different UN initiatives involving climate change through its protection mechanisms. It highlights the impact of human rights on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

      Moreover, Aktypis et al. analyze the existence of a substantive and institutional separation between human rights and climate change in the UN. The reasons for this separation are mainly political and economical, whereas there is a difficulty to establish a casual link between global climate change on the one hand and specific first and second generation human rights on the other. Ultimately, they propose the recognition of a fundamental right to a sustainable development which would facilitate a human rights-based approach to climate change within the UN regime.

 

The volume is available at: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138783218