Tue, Apr 21 | Webinar

EL&G Webinar Series: Law at the Intersection of Human Rights and the Environment

Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Webinar

About the Event

Zoom Link: Please register at:

https://widener.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpUlcumvpjIj5yruFX2xJkBbywcL_7CKcA 

More info:  

https://www.elga.world/webinar-series 

Panelists: 

Introduction to Human Rights and the Environment 

Erin Daly (Chair), Director, GNHRE, Professor of Law, Delaware Law School (USA) 

The Human Right to a Healthy Environment 

John Knox, Former Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (2015-2018), Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University, North Carolina (USA) 

The Substantive Elements of the Right to.a Healthy Environment David Boyd, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, UNOHCHR (2018-current) 

Climate Displacement, Refugees and Human Rights Sumudu Atapattu, Director of Research Centers and Senior Lecturer at UW Law School (USA) 

A critical perspective on human rights and the environment Dina Lupin Townsend, research consultant and visiting researcher at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa), author of Human Dignity and the Adjudication of Environmental Rights (Edward Elgar, June 2020). 

Recommended Readings: 

Knox, J. (draft Feb 2020). Constructing the Human Right to a Healthy Environment. Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 

Boyd, D. (July 2019). Report of the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. UNGA A/74/161. 

Boyd, D. (January 2019). Report of the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. UNGA A/HRC/40/55.

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