Environmental Rule of Legislation and Human Legal rights in Asia Pacific Working Paper Launch

27 April 2023, Thursday, 15:00-16:30 hrs ICT (Bangkok) by using Zoom


The UN Atmosphere Programme (UNEP) will introduce the Doing work Paper on Environmental Rule of Legislation and Human Rights in Asia Pacific in this webinar, in collaboration with the Asian Analysis Institute for Environmental Regulation (ARIEL) and the Asia Pacific Network of Environmental Defenders (APNED).

The UNEP Doing the job Paper on Environmental Rule of Regulation and Human Rights in Asia Pacific presents tendencies in the application of the environmental rule of regulation (EROL) and human legal rights in Asia Pacific, with special emphasis on the safety of environmental human legal rights defenders (EHRDs). The Performing Paper establishes that the realisation of human rights and the EROL are vital for the accomplishment of the Sustainable Development Aims (SDGs).

Accomplishment of the SDGs depends on governments upholding the rule of law, guaranteeing accessibility to justice for all and producing effective, accountable and transparent institutions in the long run major to the realization of gender equality and human legal rights for all. The important job of EHRDs in advancing the EROL is recognised.


The Functioning Paper summarises common legal and plan problems that will have to be urgently tackled throughout the Asia Pacific location about threats to the environmental rule of legislation and EHRDs. Critical threats recognized for the environmental rule of regulation and which undermine the favourable function of environmental defenders in the accomplishment of sustainable growth, contain: the shrinking of civic place: impunity for wrongful acts: land grabbing violence against environmental activists criminalization of environmental defenders and many sorts of judicial harassment, this kind of as strategic lawsuits versus general public participation.  Other issues are obstacles put in place to inhibit accessibility to justice and lack of enforcement of environmental regulations. The Paper sets out a collection of excellent tactics that  can boost the environmental rule of regulation for States, the non-public sector and civil modern society corporations to abide by. The marketing of the  environmental rule of regulation can be achieved as a result of bolstering national human rights establishments growing the security mandate of regional human rights commissions selling regional human rights devices applicable to the setting drafting nationwide legislation and insurance policies to aid and defend EHRDs drafting procedural environmental legal rights guidelines drafting substantive environmental legal rights rules drafting judicial procedures of technique for environmental scenarios and promoting regional organizing and cooperation to guidance environmental rule of legislation. The past segment of the Functioning Paper sets out a series of recommendations for authorized and policy reform in the Asia Pacific region relating to human legal rights and environmental legislation.

The webinar will:

  • Give an overview and qualifications of environmental rule of law  from world, regional, and crucial national views, with a aim on the Asia Pacific location
  • Explore the position of of environmental rule of regulation, and the most important difficulties and troubles in the area
  • Provide a system for stakeholders to talk about problems and issues, and to propose strategies forward to deal with gaps in the environmental rule of law framework.



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