Landmark CHR Philippines' investigation into corporate responsibility for climate change to issue its resolution in the middle of 2019

25 Jan 2019

 

In our past article:

 

http://www.ipandclimatechange.com/single-post/2018/06/12/Is-dealing-with-climate-change-a-corporations-obligation-to-human-rights

 

we discussed the background of the investigation against the 47 Carbon Majors by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (“CHR”). We have been following closely the past five hearings in Manila, New York and London over the past two years. The investigation is almost completed and the petitioners hope that the Commission will issue precedent-setting actions in its final report and resolution, including the following recommendations:

  1. The establishment of clear mechanisms and processes for redressing human rights victims resulting from climate change;

  2. The establishment of standards for corporate reporting on activities involving carbon emissions;

  3. Clarification and confirmation of the rights connected with climate justice under regional and international human rights law; and

  4. The development of a model statute on legal remedies for climate change

The investigation report and resolution from the CHR are expected to be issued in the middle of 2019.

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