Greenpeace Nordic and Others v. Norway
Jurisdiction: European Court of Human Rights
Side A: Young Friends of the Earth (Nature and Youth) and 6 individuals (Individual ngo)
Side A: Greenpeace Norway (Ngo)
Side B: Norway (Government)
Core objectives: Whether Norway has violated the fundamental rights of Norwegian citizens through the adoption of the decision to license new blocks of Barents Sea for development of deep-sea oil and gas extraction and through the failure to take the necessary measure to address the risk of the climate crisis.
SummaryAfter having exhausted all nation remedies available, with the final decision from the Norwegian Supreme Court issued on December 22, 2020, two NGOs (Greenpeace Nordic and Young Friends of the Earth (Nature and Youth)) and six individuals, filed an application before the European Court of Human Rights against the Norwegian government. For a summary of the case in Norway, see here.
- Written submissions on behalf of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Norwegian Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-Norge) (English)
- Written observations in application no. 34068/21 from European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (English)
- Amicus Curiae Brief submitted by David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment and Marcos A. Orellana, UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights (English)
- Comments on behalf of the Norwegian Grandparents’ Climate Campaign in the case of Greenpeace Nordic and Others against Norway (Application no. 34068/21) (English)
- Observations in reply to the Respondent’s submissions Applicants in app. no. 34068/21 (English)
- Norwegian state’s response (English)
- European Court - questions to the parties. (English)
- Application to the European Court of Human Rights (English)