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
Former 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.
Protecting children's right to life against climate change
Geneva, July 14, 2015 - Working with Justice for Girls International, Just Planet brought climate change into the discussions of the UN Human Rights Committee at its 114th session. We argued that States' obligation to protect children's and future generations' right to life against climate change must be included in draft General Comment 36 (right to life).
Just Planet hosts children's rights and extreme energy panel: