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This project provides a comprehensive socio-legal examination of the potential and limitations of human rights litigation as a tool to address climate change. Through a multi-faceted analysis of the rights-based climate cases that have been litigated thus far in jurisdictions around the world, it aims to provide a new framework to reconcile potentially conflicting rights, whilst strengthening the agency of affected communities.

  • The project runs till 1 July 2023.
  • The project is available in the Fall and Spring semester.
  • Number of placements available: 2 per semester.

Faculty Department

Faculty of LawGrotius Centre for International Legal Studies.

Leiden University has a long and outstanding tradition in the field of public international law.

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden Law School, continues this tradition by hosting more than 30 scholars from all over the world. Together they explore the frontiers of public international law.

Research presentation by Alexa (Hamline University)

Learn more about Alexa's research project: Climate Justice through the Courts.

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Research presentation by Emma, Carleton College

Learn more about Emma's research project: Climate Justice through the Courts

Watch Emma's research presentation