The map below includes all of the cases covered in the Climate Rights Database. Click on a marker to display further information about a case.
About the map
This database covers domestic, regional and international case-law on climate change that uses or relates to human rights argumentation. To access the database and filter the cases by date, adjudicating body, respondent state, and more, click here.
Explanation of map markers
Cases have been geographically assigned to the first respondent State, except where there were reasons for doing otherwise. For example, the Duarte Agostinho case before the ECtHR, which concerns 33 Council of Europe Member States, beginning alphabetically with Austria, was assigned to Portugal, because the applicants are based there. Map markers are assigned to countries and are automatically assigned to a concrete location. To reduce large clusters of pins in certain countries, markers have been distributed at random. Pins are meant to be indicative and to facilitate finding cases related to a specific country as well as showcasing the distribution of relevant cases; the location of a pin does not, in other words, contain any further information.
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The map and database are regularly updated, but we welcome submissions of relevant cases that have not yet been incorporated. Click here to contact us with suggestions for additional cases.
Although all of the information on this site is correct to the best of our knowledge, errors and omissions in the coverage of the map and database are possible.