Environmental Law

[Florence Shako is an advocate and academic researching business and human rights and access to justice issues. She is the Senior Partner of Mitullah, Shako and Associates Advocates as well as the Executive Director of the Center for Education Policy and Climate Justice based in Nairobi, Kenya.] The landmark judgment in Ligue Ivoirienne Des Droits De L’homme and Others v. Republic of Côte...

[Alexandra L Phelan is a global health lawyer, Senior Scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and an Associate Professor (PAR) in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.] In October 2023, editors from over 200 medical journals published a call for the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the environmental crisis...

[Sara Dal Monico is a PhD fellow in International Law at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice] Digital Sequence Information of Genetic Resources These days (almost) anything can be stored digitally, even the DNA of a plant or seed. One of the latest and emerging debates which has taken over at the Conference of the Parties of December 2022 (CoP) of the Convention...

[Rafsi Albar is an undergraduate student, teaching assistant, and researcher at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. He is an editor at Juris Gentium Law Review, the country’s foremost student-run publication.] A few days ago, Opinio Juris published a post by a dear colleague of mine, Nivia. There, she addressed how my proposition on the use of a New...

[Maria Liana Vodiţă is a legal professional from Germany who has worked as a research assistant and lecturer at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), where she also completed her doctorate in public international law. This contribution was written whilst she was working as a legal clerk (Rechtsreferendarin) at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights in...

[Nivia (X/Twitter: @NiviaaPipit) is an undergraduate law student of Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, majoring in international law. She currently works as a research assistant for Gadjah Mada Center for Energy Study as well as the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (an Indonesian-based NGO).] When I delved into an article entitled Bridging Jurisprudence and Ecology: A New Haven Inquiry into States’ Climate Duties written...

[Eoin Jackson (LLM Harvard, LLB Trinity College Dublin)] All views are entirely the author's own and do not necessarily represent any organization that the author may be associated with. In recent years there has been increased recognition that the climate emergency will have a disproportionate impact on minorities. We have seen an acknowledgement that climate change will have a gendered impact, a focus on the...

[Dr. Luigi Daniele is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School, NTU.] This interview is being cross-posted by Opinio Juris, the Nottingham Law School Climate Justice Hub, and the Queen Mary School of Law Centre for Climate Crime and Justice.  I had the great honor and special pleasure of discussing ecocide and climate justice with Professor Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Emeritus...

[Matthew Gillett is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of Essex Law School and a United Nations Special Mandate holder (Vice-Chair of Working Group on Arbitrary Detention), who previously prosecuted cases before the international courts. The views herein are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect those of any other person or organization. The author was...

[Matthew Gillett is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of Essex Law School and a United Nations Special Mandate holder (Vice-Chair of Working Group on Arbitrary Detention), who previously prosecuted cases before the international courts. The views herein are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect those of any other person or organization. The author was...

[Ikramuddin Kamil holds an LL.M and MPhil in International Law from South Asian University. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Bakhtar University.] Uzbekistan has recently requested to hold talks with Afghanistan about managing the use of the Amu Darya and, in particular, it proposed technical assistance for the construction of the Qosh Tepeh Canal. Uzbekistan, though, did not protest against the...

[Ms Frances Anggadi (Twitter: @francesanggadi) is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney Law School, co-chair of the Oceans and International Environmental Law Interest Group of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, and researcher at the University of Sydney Marine Studies Institute.  Frances’ research interests include maritime zones and sea-level rise and the importance of State...