“Considering that the child should be fully prepared to live an individual life in society and brought up in the spirit of the ideals proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations and in particular in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity..."

Preamble of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child

Rights of Future Generations

How can we use the present time to the best of our abilities to preserve human life in the future? Important questions that need to be addressed today are: How do we protect, safeguard and restore the commons and natural resources for our future generations if we are not able to use and share these equally and responsibly today? If we can’t, and probably don’t want, to make the people of the past accountable, how can we take responsibility today? To ensure future generations will be able to enjoy the same rights that we have today.

We are one of the NGOs who stand up to fill this gap. Maastricht University has taken the initiative to draft a legal expert opinion (the Maastricht Principles on the Rights of Future Generations) which explains the human rights of future generations so that they powerfully address the severe risks that have been imposed on future people.
We join a growing group globally, working and advocating for the rights of future generations.