Multi-Forum Strategies to Tackle Climate Change and Other Complex Problems: A Note from Practitioners

Author: Deepak Raju
Published: 01.11.2022
Introduction  Recently, EJIL and EJIL Talk! featured a spirited debate between Corina Heri and Alexander Zahar on the role of human rights law and human rights litigation in addressing climate change (here, here, and here).  To Heri, leveraging human rights law and human rights litigation to address issues related to climate change “is not only possible, but also normatively desirable”.  To Zahar, using human rights law to address climate change is an undesirable attempt to “commandeer an existing body of law to address a new problem type”.  This fascinating debate explored the theoretical possibility, value and implications of using (or…