At least 177 land and environmental defenders around the world were killed last year, taking the total number of defenders killed between 2012 and 2022 to 1,910, according to this new report by Global Witness.

The total number of court cases focused on climate action has more than doubled since 2017 and is growing worldwide, according to this new report by the UNEP. The trend indicates that climate litigation is becoming an integral part of the international push for greater climate action and justice.

Order of the Bombay High Court in the matter of Dr. Harish Shetty vs The State Of Maharashtra & Others dated 10/07/2023.

The matter related to the state of patients who are overstaying in the mental health institutions in some cases for decades.

The Bombay High Court said that the primary focus should be on those patients who have been declared fit by the establishments - government and private and fit to be discharged and still they are confined to be establishments because their family members have not accepted them back at home.

This report reviews key global developments in climate change litigation, with a focus on the period May 2022 to May 2023, drawing primarily on the Climate Change Litigation databases maintained by the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law. It is the fifth edition of annual report on global trends in climate change litigation.

The Global Slavery Index reveals the number of people living in modern slavery has grown since 2018 against a backdrop of increasing and more complex conflicts, widespread environmental degradation, climate-induced migration, a global rollback of women’s rights, and the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of people displaced worldwide has reached a record 110 million, with the wars in Ukraine and Sudan forcing millions from their homes, according to this annual Global Trends report by the UNHCR.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Shaurya Foundation Trust Vs Union of India dated 08/05/2023.

The apex court noted that the petitioner has raised significant issues relating to formulation of guidelines under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 for the inclusion of persons affected with with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The SC sought government of India's response on the PIL for the welfare of persons suffering from ASD.

This paper focuses on a case study of Indigenous Peoples’ experience in climate policy negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with the Paris Agreement as a key milestone.

Despite a steady decline in child marriage in the last decade, multiple crises including conflict, climate shocks, and the ongoing fallout from COVID-19 are threatening to reverse hard-earned gains, according to this new analysis by UNICEF.

As countries in Asia face growing disaster and climate risks, governments are coming under increased pressure to strengthen disaster preparedness and response capacity.