Just Planet is a non-governmental organization with a broad range of expertise, on the ground experience, and a global network of human rights experts and activists. Just Planet advances human rights, recognizing the indivisibility of all human rights across past, present, and future generations, as well as the interdependence of humanity and the planet. By identifying contemporary and emerging human rights challenges and responding to human rights violations, Just Planet promotes and defends human rights worldwide. Our work is guided by international human rights law, international criminal law, and international humanitarian law.
Promoting access to transitional justice
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez introduces Just Planet and discusses the complexities of reconstructing society following mass atrocities and war.
Advancing the rights of indigenous peoples
Geneva, April 4 & 5, 2016 - Just Planet participated in a review of the mandate of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Just Planet advisory board member, Professor Patrick Thornberry, was a key expert at the session (his statement).
2015 - To addresses the issue of sacred sites and the right to indigenous collective heritage in Venezuela, Just Planet and the Working Group on Indigenous Issues of the University of the Andes (Venezuela) provided a joint contribution on cultural heritage to the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Just Planet on extreme energy and children's rights: 2017 Yale New Directions in Environmental Law conference
Yale University, February 24 & 25, 2017 - Extreme energy and human rights expert, Professor Damien Short, and Our Children's Trust lawyer, Elizabeth Brown will join Just Planet at Yale to discuss States' international and domestic obligations to end extreme energy.
Calling for science-based carbon emissions targets &