ECHR system

The Commissioner contributes to the effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights system. On his or her own initiative, the Commissioner may act as amicus curiae before the European Court of Human Rights and may also submit information to the Committee of Ministers to assist in monitoring the execution of judgments.


Hearing of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Duarte Agostinho and Others v. Portugal and 32 Others

Human health is intimately linked to the state of the natural environment. Climate change-related environmental degradation has a devastating impact on the enjoyment of human rights for all of us. But in particular, on children and young people such as the applicants in this case. It affects their physical and mental health, their civil, political, and social rights, as well as their dignity. It is therefore crucial to adopt a child rights based approach to the question of climate change and how it affects their human rights.