Organised under the aegis of the Georgian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

27 February 2020, Strasbourg


#HRenvironment #GeoPresidency

Webcast (morning)

Webcast (afternoon)

The Georgian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe organises a High-level Conference on Environmental Protection and Human Rights which will be held at the headquarters of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).  

The objective of this event is to discuss the relation between human rights and environmental protection in the context of national policies. The participants will explore how to develop a strategy to support member States in better meeting their obligations in the field. In this context, they will examine the potential of the European Convention on Human Rights and other Council of Europe instruments for protecting the environment, while also considering current or previous initiatives at universal, regional and national levels, notably with the Global Pact for the Environment.  


Introductory Report to the Conference


High-level Conference on Environmental Protection and Human Rights

#HRenvironment  #GeoPresidency

How can criminal law help to combat environmental crimes?
  • Teresa Armengol de la Hoz from the Action against Crime Department, explains the Council of Europe’s approach

Do we have the right to a healthy environment?

#HumanRights #ECHR #ECtHR

Documentary film "The Code"

Baltasar Garzón Real, former Magistrate of Spain’s Central Criminal Court (Audiencia Nacional), joined us for the screening of the documentary "The Code"

#HREnvironment Conference Takeaways: Kristīne Līcis

Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (#CDDH) of the Council of Europe

#HREnvironment Conference Takeaways: Professor David R. Boyd

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

#HREnvironment Conference Takeaways: Katariina Jahkola

Vice-Chair of the European Committee on Criminal Problems (#CDPC) of the Council of Europe

#HREnvironment Conference Takeaways: Professor Elisabeth Lambert

CNRS Research Professor, SAGE, Faculty of Law, University of Strasbourg