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UN Rights Body Should Act to Recognize Right to a Healthy Environment

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A woman walks through a flooded street during heavy rains in Mumbai, India on June 12, 2021. © 2021 Rafiq Maqbool/AP Images When the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet spoke to the UN Human Rights Council at the beginning of its current session, three weeks ago, she told governments: “Addressing the world's triple environmental crisis is a humanitarian imperative, a human rights imperative, a peace-building imperative, and a development imperative.” During this council session, two major initiatives were proposed to meet the multi-dimensional…

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