Right to a Healthy Environment Webinar

18may2:00 pm3:00 pmRight to a Healthy Environment Webinar2:00 pm - 3:00 pm OrganiserTogether (Scottish Alliance For Children's Rights)Event TypeWebinar & Talks

Event Details

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This event focuses on children and young people’s right to a healthy environment.

About this event

Children are uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of environment harm because their minds, bodies, knowledge and agency are continuously evolving. Moreover, they are also often left out of decision making processes because their agency is often overlooked and dismissed by decision-makers.

The full realisation and enjoyment of fundamental human rights ultimately hinges on a healthy environment. Drastic temperature changes, diminished air, water and nutritional quality have severe, far-reaching and irreversible implications for children’s long-term physical and mental health, development and overall well-being.

This event, put together by the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Edinburgh Law School, examines:

• Children’s Right to a healthy environment (legal and non-legal frameworks)

• Participation of children in environmental issues

• Enhancing access to justice for children in environmental issues

Broad suggestions are made in terms of what the incorporation of the right to a healthy environment could look like in terms of legislative and procedural provisions and national practise in Scotland.

This event is for anyone with an interest in children’s right to a healthy environment.



(Tuesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm