Litigating the Climate Emergency: The Global Rise of Human Rights-Based Litigation for Climate Action

This article analyzes the rise and proliferation of human rights-based climate change (HRCC) litigation. It presents the results of a study of the universe of HRCC cases filed in domestic courts and in regional and international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies around the world. This article focuses on the period after the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, during which the large majority of cases have been filed or decided.