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National Human Rights Institutions and the 2018 UN Climate Conference
Incorporating Human Rights in the Implementation Guidelines of the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement of 2015 represents a significant step for the promotion of human rights-based and people-centred climate policies. Critical to this are the implementation guidelines for the Agreement, which are currently being negotiated and are planned to be adopted at COP-24 in December 2018. Given their broad mandate National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) can play a significantly role to ensure that human rights inform the guidelines. The brief provides information about essential elements of the Paris Agreement which the guidelines will address and outlines key aspects the guidelines should include to ensure that climate policies are human-rights based in their design and implementation.

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Author: Sébastien Duyck, Nina Eschke, Erika Lennon, Sara Phung

Publisher: German Institute for Human Rights

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ISSN: 2509-9493 (PDF)

6 Page Count

August 2018

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