Environmental Law

[Tarini Mehta is Assistant Professor of Environmental Law, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Environmental Law and Science Advocacy Forum at Jindal School of Environment & Sustainability, O.P. Jindal Global University, India.] [This symposium was convened by Shirleen Chin, Head of Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships at the Stop Ecocide Foundation. Shirleen was inspired by attending an Expert Working Group on international criminal law and...

[Tarini Mehta is Assistant Professor of Environmental Law, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Environmental Law and Science Advocacy Forum at Jindal School of Environment & Sustainability, O.P. Jindal Global University, India.] [This symposium was convened by Shirleen Chin, Head of Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships at the Stop Ecocide Foundation. Shirleen was inspired by attending an Expert Working Group on international criminal law and...

[Anastacia Greene is an Immigration Clinical Fellow with the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC) at the Levin College of Law.] [This symposium was convened by Shirleen Chin, Head of Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships at the Stop Ecocide Foundation. Shirleen was inspired by attending an Expert Working Group on international criminal law and the protection of the environment at the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA...

[Shirleen Chin is the Head of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships for the Stop Ecocide Foundation, based in The Hague, that runs the “Stop Ecocide: Change the Law” Campaign.] [This symposium was convened by Shirleen, who was inspired by attending an Expert Working Group on international criminal law and the protection of the environment at the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School...

[Dr. Joseph D. Foukona is a Pacific Law and History Scholar, an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii Manoa.] [This symposium was convened by Shirleen Chin, Head of Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships at the Stop Ecocide Foundation. Shirleen was inspired by attending an Expert Working Group on international criminal law and the protection of the environment at the Promise Institute...

[Tanishk Goyal & Dhruv Gupta are students at The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.] Introduction Of the multiple threats that climate change poses to the word order we live in, the rise in global sea level remains its most significant manifestation. While the rise in sea level has become a growing concern for States all over the world, its implications concern some States more than...

[Mark Nevitt is an Associate Professor at Syracuse University College of Law and affiliated faculty with Syracuse University’s Institute for Security Policy & Law and a former lawyer in the United States Navy.]    Is the climate-security century upon us?  If so, what are the implications for international legal governance and institutions?  In his recent Opinio Juris essay, based on his provocative and meticulously researched article, Atmospheric Intervention, Professor Martin argues...

[Sue Farran is a Reader at Newcastle University Law School, with a particular interest in Pacific island states on which she has published widely, especially in the context of human rights, natural resources and environmental challenges. Rhona Smith is Professor of International Human Rights at Newcastle University and has worked on human rights capacity building across the Asia Pacific region. Sean Molloy is a Lecturer at Northumbria University...

[Craig Martin is a Professor at the Washburn University School of Law. He specializes in legal constraints on the use of force and armed conflict, in both public international law and comparative constitutional law. He can be reached at: craigxmartin@gmail.com] In Part I of this essay I explained that as the consequences of the climate change crisis worsen, states will increasingly...

[Craig Martin is a Professor at the Washburn University School of Law. He specializes in legal constraints on the use of force and armed conflict, in both public international law and comparative constitutional law. He can be reached at: craigxmartin@gmail.com] In this year of cascading crises, the climate change crisis is slipping off the radar. Not only that, but the Coronavirus pandemic and...

In 2018, Latin American states adopted the “Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean”, also known as the Escazú Agreement, for the city in Costa Rica were it was signed. The treaty sets out an obligation for Member States to legislate on these three matters under specific conditions, within the broader context of...

[Dr. Jelena Aparac is lecturer and legal advisor in international law, with a research focused on Business and Human Rights in Armed Conflicts; and a Member of the UN Working Group on mercenaries. This is the second part of a two-part post. This is part of a series of blog posts examining International Criminal Law and the Protection of the Environment, and stems from an expert meeting...