Policy brief: What child environmental human rights defenders need to know to defend and protect a healthy ocean

By Sophie Shields and Elisa Morgera

“See first: Child-Friendly General Comment 26 on Children’s Rights and the Environment, with a Special Focus on Climate Change

This information sheet is for child environmental human rights defenders, to support their action and advocacy on the impact of a healthy ocean on children’s rights. In the 2023 General Comment 26 on children’s rights and the environment, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child told us that all children’s rights are equally important. But, right now, some rights are especially threatened by environmental harm
and climate change, and it is essential to think about the role of a healthy ocean too. Other rights are also especially important to help protect children’s rights against these harms…”

Main photo: Margherita Brunori