Dates: 6-7 May 2021

 

Sant’Anna School will host an important workshop on climate change litigation and human rights organized by Mariagrazia Alabrese, in conjunction with the European University Institute (Joanne Scott), the University of Stirling and the University of Eastern Finland (Annalisa Savaresi). It benefits from sponsorship by the British Academy and the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment.

With participation from legal practitioners and scholars, the workshop is intended to:

  • Analyse the use of human rights arguments in the practice of climate change litigation
  • Take stock of lessons that may be learnt from successes and failures in extant case law
  • Draw general inferences on the role of human rights law in the context of climate change litigation
  • Identify future pathways to effectively use human rights arguments in climate change litigation

The workshop will be a hybrid event, combining in person and online speakers and discussants, and will be live streamed. Specifically, the workshop will consist of a series of 45 minutes sessions spread over two days. Each session will open with a presentation of the key ideas presented in a paper, with two discussants (typically, one practitioner and one academic) will engage in a discussion on the ideas expounded in the paper, followed by short Q&A session with the audience.

The academic output of the workshop will be a special issue of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, to be published in late 2021. The workshop is part of  ‘All4Climate – Italy 2021’ programme, promoting 2021 as the Year of Climate Ambition. It is kindly supported by Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, the University of Stirling, the University of Eastern Finland and the European University Institute. It benefits from sponsorship by the British Academy and the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment.

 

More information, registration and programme HERE.