THE HUMAN RIGHTS TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT: How citizens movements and civil society engagement with the UN Human Rights bodies can inform World Heritage systems.
Jessica Lawrence, Staff Scientist, Earthjustice
Sharif Jamil and Sajed Kamal, National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans, Bangladesh
Mohamed Athman and Khadija Shekuwe, Save Lamu, Kenya
Yves Lador, permanent representative of Earthjustice to the United Nations in Geneva
Advocates from citizens movements to protect the Sundarbans of Bangladesh and the Lamu region of Kenya, as well as advocates to UN Human Rights systems, will present case studies and recommendations on how the World Heritage Committee, Advisory Bodies, Secretariat, and State Parties can better protect the human right to a healthy environment in and around natural and cultural World Heritage sites.