‘Historical moment in European private law: Urgenda Decision UPHELD by Dutch Court of Appeal and provided with stronger legal ammunition’

Today, another historical decision is rendered in the Dutch Urgenda case, this time by the national Court of Appeal in The Hague. For the first time ever, Articles 2 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) are interpreted to cover positive obligations related to climate change. These lead to state liability under Dutch tort law … (more)

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