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Human Rights have been locked up behind domestic bars to prevent their universal application to globalization and its much needed regulation. Extraterritorial obligations (ETOs) unlock human rights.

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New resources: ETOs in the context of eco-destruction and climate change and in relation to International Financial Institutions

The ETO Consortium has released a new publication series which seeks to illustrate and provide guidance to practitioners on how to apply ETOs and the Maastricht Principles to specific thematic areas. Authored by members of the Consortium’s topical focal groups, the first two editions explore States’ extraterritorial obligations in the context of eco-destruction and climate change and in relation to International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

The brochure “ETOs in the Context of Eco-destruction and Climate Change”, prepared by Greenpeace and the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), describes the human rights impairments resulting from transboundary environmental destruction and climate change and outlines States’ extraterritorial obligations to prevent and mitigate these, including through international cooperation. The second brochure “ETOs in the context of International Financial Institutions”, written by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights with contributions from Amnesty International, explores the extraterritorial obligations of States when acting through International Financial Institutions. It moreover discusses the direct human rights obligations of IFIs under international law and provides suggestions for civil society action.

Download ETOs in the Context of Eco-destruction and Climate Change from our library (available in English and Spanish).

Download ETOs in the Context of International Financial Institutions from our library (available in English and Spanish).