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Litigation on Environmental Protection and Human Rights

How can the litigation process play a role in normative change in global politics? The purpose of this project is to improve our understanding of how litigation process can help to promote norm transformation. It investigates the mechanisms through which litigation affects social norm transformation process by focusing on the emerging norm of the human rights approaches to environment. It explores case law from Turkey and India in order to assess the role of litigation in normative change in relation to environment and human rights.