WikiForHumanRights/2023/Topic List

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#WikiForHumanRights 2023: Right to a healthy environment

This page includes a list of priority topics identified by UN Human Rights and UNEP that are in scope for bonus points. If you want further inspiration, see the 2021 list or 2022 list.

2023 focuses on topics related to the intersection of toxics and pollution with human rights.

Human rights concepts

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Environmental Rule of Law application of rule of law to the fields of environment and sustainability - - - + - - - + - - - - + - - - - - - 3 Q111317919 3 +
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Mining and human rights intersectional topic, related to mining's impact on human rights - - - + - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - 2 Q111317971 4 +
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Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights UN Special Rapporteur + - - + + + + + + - - + + - - - - - - 9 Q111317993 5 +
4 right to an effective remedy Right of a person whose human rights have been violated to legal remedy + - - + - + - + - + - + - - - - - - - 6 Q113023546 5
5 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples United Nations resolution + + - + + + + + + + + - + + - - - - + 13 Q1138309 6
6 human right to water and sanitation human right recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010 + - - + + + + + + + - - + - + - - - + 11 Q1138853 5
7 ocean defender human rights and environmental advocates focus on protecting the oceans - - - + - + - + - - - - - - - - - - - 3 Q116447968 1
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right to housing economic and social right + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + - + + 17 Q1849028 5 +
9 environmental racism environmental injustice that occurs within a racialized context both in practice and policy. + + + + + + + + + - + - + + - + - - + 14 Q2491965 7 +
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right to food human right protecting the right of people to feed themselves in dignity + + - + + + + + + + - - + - + + - - + 13 Q25616 4 +
11 bodily integrity human right to personal autonomy, self-ownership, and self-determination + - - + + + - - - - + + + - - - - - + 8 Q25915498 4
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Right to health human right described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and many other documents + - - + - + + + + - - - + + + - + - + 11 Q2919435 3 +
13 environmental conflict disagreement around natural resources + - - + + + + + + + - + + - + - - - + 12 Q5683226 5
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United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights framework for how businesses should operate within human rights + - - + + + + - + - - - - + - - - - + 8 Q7888424 6 +
15 children's rights human rights of children + + - + + + + + + - + + + + + + + + + 17 Q8354948 3 +
16 intergenerational equity concept of fairness or justice between generations + - - + + + + + + - + + + + + - - - + 13 Q1502025 3
17 business and human rights key concept and field of work in human rights - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Q106132918 3
18 environmental justice system of fairness + + + + + + + + + + + - + + + - - - - 14 Q1479527 3
19 future generation generations to come in the future + - - + + + + + + - - + + - - - - - + 10 Q954025 4
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International conventions

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1 Montreal Protocol environmental protocol designed to protect the ozone layer + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - - - - + 14 Q219438 11
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Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management policy framework for implementing UN agreements + - - + + + - + - - - + - - - - - - - 6 Q22908446 2 +
3 International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships 1973 international marine environmental convention + + - + + + + + + + + + + + - + - - + 15 Q651219 4 +
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Minamata Convention on Mercury International treaty to reduce releases of mercury + - + + + + + + + + + - - + - - + - + 13 Q6862837 12 +
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Basel Convention international treaty to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - - - + + 16 Q775865 8 +
6 polluter pays principle principle + - + + + + + - + - + + + - - - - - + 11 Q819131 2
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Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants treaty + + + + + + + - + + + + + + - - - - + 14 Q82908 8 +
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Rotterdam Convention multilateral treaty to promote shared responsibilities in relation to importation of hazardous chemicals + + - + + + + + + + + + + - - - - - + 13 Q94947 6 +
9 Chemicals Convention, 1990 International Labour Organization Convention + - - + - + - + + + - + - - - - - - + 8 Q5090522 5
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Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter multilateral environmental agreement + - + + + + + - + - + + + + - - - - + 12 Q1156234 7 +
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United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea international maritime law + + + + + + + - + + + - + + - + - - + 14 Q216996 14 +
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Convention on Biological Diversity international treaty + - + + + + + - + + + - + + - + - - + 13 Q152805 10 +
13 Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework international agreement on conservation of biodiversity + - + + + + + - + - + + - - - - - - + 10 Q115780453 3
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Kyoto Protocol international treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + - - + 16 Q47359 19 +
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Escazu Agreement international treaty signed in 2018 + - - + + + + - + - + + + + + - - - + 12 Q56761730 10 +
16 Aarhus Convention UNECE Convention on Access to Information + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - - - - - 14 Q301336 8
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Pollution and waste

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marine pollution pollution that gets thrown in the oceans + + - + + + + + + - + + + + + + - + + 16 Q1058325 3 +
2 legacy pollution pollution that is a result of a historical industry or previous use of a chemical + - - + - + - - - - - + - - - - - - - 4 Q116854575 1
3 Global plastic pollution treaty international agreement on plastics that will address the entire life cycle of plastics, from design to production and disposal + - - + + + - + + + - + - - - - - - - 8 Q111912561 4
4 nutrient pollution contamination of water by excessive inputs of nutrients + - - + - + - - - - - - + - - + - - + 6 Q12203192 1
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air pollution presence of dangerous substances in the atmosphere + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + + 18 Q131123 9 +
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Global waste trade international trade of waste between countries + - - + - + - + - - - - + - - + - - + 7 Q17017501 2 +
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tailings materials left over after the process of separating the valuable fraction from the uneconomic fraction (gangue) of an ore + + - + + + + + + - + - + + - + - - + 13 Q1784525 3 +
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waste management generation, prevention, characterization, monitoring, treatment, handling, reuse and residual disposition of wastes + + - + - + + + + + + - + + + + - + + 15 Q180388 8 +
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water pollution contamination of water bodies + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + - - + 16 Q183129 8 +
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oil spill release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially marine areas, due to human activity + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + - - + 15 Q220187 5 +
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electronic waste type of garbage + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + - - + 15 Q327400 6 +
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agricultural pollution type of pollution caused by agriculture + + - + - + + + - - - - + - - - - + + 9 Q4693969 4 +
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circular economy regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emissions, and energy leakage, are minimised + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + - - + 15 Q497743 8 +
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Environmental impact of mining Environmental problems with the uncontrolled mining + - + + - + + - - - + - + - - - - - - 7 Q5381247 4 +
15 environmental impact of war environmental problems caused by warfare + - - + - + + - + + - - + - - + - - - 8 Q5381260 3
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marine plastic pollution environmental pollution by plastics + - - + + + + + - + - - - - - - - - - 7 Q55951346 3 +
17 household air pollution air pollution within a household + - - + - + - + - - - - - - - - - - - 4 Q6026412 2
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plastic pollution contamination of the natural environment with plastic products + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + - + + 16 Q7202090 5 +
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plastic bag ban government campaign to discourage plastic shopping bag use + - - + - + + + - + - - - - - - - - - 6 Q7180909 3 +
20 Corporate political engagement activity by corporations that effect politics in their operating contexts - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Q117088324 1
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Impact of toxics and pollution

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Health effects of pesticides medical condition + + - + - + + + - - - + + - - - - - - 8 Q10302339 4 +
2 hazardous waste ignitable, reactive, corrosive and/or toxic unwanted or unusable materials + - + + + + - + + - + + + - + + - - + 13 Q1069369 1 +
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Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights UN Special Rapporteur + - - + + + + + + - - + + - - - - - - 9 Q111317993 5 +
4 endocrine disruptor chemicals that can interfere with endocrine or hormonal systems at certain doses + + + + + + + + + + + - + - - - - - + 13 Q1138899 1 +
5 Duty to prevent exposure legal concept associated with preventing exposure to toxicants and disease - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Q116252736 2
6 Portillo Cáceres v Paraguay United Nations Human Rights Committee court case important in international toxics regulation + - - + - + + + + - - + - - - - - - - 7 Q116270241 4
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plastics and climate change intersection of related themes - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Q116447963 3 +
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environmental monitoring monitoring of the quality of the environment + - - + + + + - + - - - + + - + - - + 10 Q1749732 4 +
9 sacrifice zone geographic area that has been permanently changed by heavy environmental alterations + - - + + + + + - + - + + - - - - - - 9 Q18353204 1
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waste picker craft and profession of collecting waste for reuse or sale + - - + + + + - - - - + + - + - - - - 8 Q203658 6 +
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soil contamination pollution of land by human-made chemicals or other alteration + + + + + + + + + + + + + + - + - - + 16 Q212734 4 +
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air quality index measure of pollution + + - + + + - + + - + - + - - + - - + 11 Q2364111 2 +
13 precautionary principle risk management strategy emphasizing caution in scientific proceedings + + + + + + + + + + + - + - + - - - + 14 Q515255 4
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Brumadinho dam disaster view on maps iron ore dam failure in Brazil, disaster which occurred on 25 January 2019 + + - + + + + + + + + + + + - - - - + 14 Q60998244 16 +
15 water quality chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water + - - + + + + + + - + + + + - + - - + 13 Q625376 3 +
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indoor air quality air quality within and around buildings and structures + + - + + + + + + + + - + - - - - - + 12 Q905504 6 +
17 persistent organic pollutant organic compound resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes + + + + + + + - + + + + + + - - - - + 14 Q912951 1
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planetary boundary limits not to be exceeded if humanity wants to survive in a safe ecosystem + + + + + + + + + - + - + + - - - - + 13 Q961310 3 +
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nanomaterial material with single units small sized between 1 to 100 nm + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + - - + 15 Q967847 4 +
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greenwashing deceptive use of marketing to promote the perception that an organization's products, aims or policies are environmentally friendly + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - + - - + 15 Q983063 10 +
21 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances class of compounds + + + + + + + + + + + - + + - - - - + 14 Q648037 4 +
22 Planetary health concept recognising emerging threats to natural and human-made systems + - - + + + - + + - - + + - - - - - - 8 Q30589121 4
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People and Events

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Virginijus Sinkevičius (b. 1990) Lithuanian economist and politician + + - + + + + + + + - + + + - - - + - 13 Q27653570 14 +
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Robert Bilott (b. 1965) American environmental lawyer + + + + + + + + + + - + + + - - - + - 14 Q42393850 15 +
3 Owino Uhuru location in Kenya, notable for lead contamination - - - + - + - + - - - - - - - - - - - 3 Q116579329 3
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Community of La Oroya v. Peru human rights case important to the right to a healthy environment - - - + - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - 2 Q116538182 4 +
5 Andrea Hinwood (b. 20. century) chief scientist studying pollution at UNEP - - - + + - - + - - - - - - - - - - - 3 Q116579535 10
6 María Neira (b. 1962) Asturian medical doctor, international civil servant and diplomat + - - + + + + + - - - + + + - - - - - 9 Q6004352 12
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David R. Boyd (b. 1964) Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment + - - + + + - + - - - + + - + - - + + 10 Q107104514 12 +
8 Marcos A. Orellana (b. 1971) Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights - - - + + + - + - - - - - - + - - - - 5 Q111591442 10
9 Ian Fry (?) Special Rapporteur on human rights and climate change - - - + + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 Q111591437 5
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José Francisco Calí Tzay (b. 1961) Guatemalan diplomat + - - + + + + + - - - + + - + - - - - 9 Q87769624 8 +
11 Stop Ecocide International organization focused on legal frameworks for environmental justice - - - + - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - 2 Q107910344 4
12 Duarte Agostinho and Others v. Portugal and 32 Other States European Human Rights Court Case - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Q116533147 4
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Polly Higgins (1968-2019) Scottish barrister, advocate and expert in ecocide + - - + + + + + + + - + + + - - - - - 11 Q54869848 18 +
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International Pollutants Elimination Network organization + - + + + + - - - - + + - - - - - - - 7 Q17081649 9 +
15 Zero Waste Europe Organization focused on zero waste policy in Europe - - - + + - - + - - - + - - - - - - - 4 Q116854392 7
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Cancer Alley view on maps area in Louisiana with larger than usual clusters of cancer patients + - - + + + - + - - - - + - - - - - + 7 Q5031395 6 +
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International Alliance of Waste Pickers international labor organization - - - + - - - - - - - + - - - - - - - 2 Q116854537 4 +
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X-Press Pearl container ship built in 2021 + + - + + + + + + + - - + - - - - - + 11 Q107002557 20 +
19 High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution international network of countries seeking strong plastic treaty - - - + - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Q117088291 2
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