Human Rights and the Environment (Jul - Dec, 2024)


By accentuating this relation between the two, the United Nations General Assembly had come out in July 2022, with a historic move - a resolution declaring that a healthy environment is a human right. The triple planetary crises - climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste, were identified as those areas which need a revamped legal framework. The words of Inger Andersen, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) – “This resolution sends a message that nobody can take nature, clean air and water, or a stable climate away from us – at least, not without a fight”­- highlight  the onerous duty that the current generation has. Our generation could well be the last that could possibly do something about the whole fiasco. The words of David Attenborough at COP 26 held at Glasgow - “We must use this opportunity to create a more equal world, and our motivation should not be fear, but hope”, acts as a beacon light for countries and people alike.

            This intersection of human rights and environmental rights provides an unprecedented opportunity to delve into the common concerns that both  raise, and leads to  a converging path that we could possibly arrive at. In light of these concerns, the Christ University Law Journal invites research paper submissions on the following (but not limited to) sub-themes:

  1. Intersection between Human Rights and Environment Rights
  2. Right to a Healthy Environment as a Human Right
  3. Balancing Environment and Human Rights concerns
  4. Right to Development
  5. Climate Change and social justice
  6. Climate Refugees
  7. Biodiversity and Habitat Loss
  8. Obligations and Commitments of various actors
  9. Substantive and Procedural Rights
  10. Communitarian Practices



  1. The word limit for submissions is as follows: 

Research articles - 6000-7000 words or more

Case Comment (latest ones)- 1500-2000 words

Book reviews (foreign authors, 2023/2024 publication, in the respective area of law) 


  1. The research articles must also include an abstract of not more than 150-200 words, along with 5 relevant keywords. 


  1. All submissions should be in 1.5 line spacing, font size 12(for text) and 14 (for headings) and in Times New Roman style. The method of citation is the Harvard Bluebook 21st edition. 



Submissions can be done by logging onto, on or before 28th February, 2024.