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Other Decisions The decision CCPR/C/127/D/2728/2016 (06/01/2020)

Authority: UN Committee for Human Rights

Date: 01/06/2020

Subject: The decision of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, according to which, without robust national and international efforts, the effects of climate change may expose individuals to a violation of their rights under articles 6 (right to life) or 7 (prohibition of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading sanctions or treatments) of the International Covenant on civil and political rights and trigger States’ non-refoulement obligations of asylum seekers

Parties: New Zealand

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 2 Right to life - Freedoms - Art. 18 Right to asylum - Art. 19 Expulsion - Extradition - Removal - Solidarity - Art. 37 Environmental protection

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