Fields: Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Child Law

SDGs: Goal 3, Goal 13, Goal 15

The European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR) is a judicial body established in 1959 to oversee the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950), also known as the European Convention on Human Rights.

In this year’s conference, the ECHR will deliver its judgment on the pending case before the Grand Chamber concerning the application of Portuguese nationals aged between 10 and 23, who claim that Portugal and other 32 countries are not doing enough to combat the climate change, therefore violating their fundamental rights enshrined on European Convention on Human Rights.