UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL [UNHRC]
Since the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and West Bank, the region has suffered not only repression but institutionalised discrimination and blatant abuse of human rights.The area has been plagued by killings, forced displacement, abusive detention and other unjustified movement restrictions along with scores of rocket attacks in the region. It is of utmost imperative that the international community comes together and holds authorities to obligations made under international law.
Climate displacement is a growing issue faced by millions of people and its impact can be felt at the international, regional, national and sub-national level. Climate justice requires us to respect and protect the human rights of people displaced or who face the risk of becoming so in the context of climate change. This includes ensuring that responses to climate change are participatory, transparent and accountable and paying particular attention to the specific needs for protection of women and girls, indigenous people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and other persons who may be disproportionately affected by climate change.
Agenda: 1. Ensuring accountability and justice for violations of International law in the occupied Palestinian Territory including East Jerusalem.
2. Protecting the rights of climate refugees and displaced persons.
Chairperson: Hriday PatelVice Chair: Nitai HindujaRapporteur: Aayush Kapoor