The obligations of the member States under the European Convention on Human Rights and the steady development of the case-law by the European Court of Human Rights and national courts foster the interconnection between the protection of human rights and environment. Bearing this in mind, the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) currently works in the updating of its Manual on Human Rights and the Environment as well as in the elaboration of a draft non-binding legal instrument in this field, to be transmitted to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe by the end of 2021. This work is entrusted to the CDDH Drafting Group on Human Rights and Environment (CDDH-ENV).

Proceedings of the High-level Conference "Environmental Protection and Human Rights" / Manual on Human Rights (2nd edition)



Meeting documents

1st meeting, 28-30 April 2021