Climate Change

[Patricio Trincado Vera is a Research Assistant at the Transboundary Legal Studies Department at Groningen University.] March 2024 was a month with significant advances in the area of human rights and environmental protection on a regional level. The European Court of Human Rights has been at the centre of the debate with the three judgements on climate change and environmental issues...

[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...

[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...

[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...

[Karen C. Sokol is a professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and Fellow in Law, Ethics, & Public Policy at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. She serves as a Member Scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform.] Throughout the summer and early fall, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres repeatedly urged wealthy, high-emitting nations to...

[Chris Carpenter is an associate at an international law firm, where her practice involves international arbitration and international financial litigation matters. The views expressed belong the author alone, and do not represent the views of her employer.] “There’s only one war that matters. The Great War. And it is here.”  Jon Snow Jon Snow and climate scientists have a lot in common. Both...

Call for Papers Human Rights and International Investment Law PhD Workshop - Call for Abstracts: The Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity (Erasmus University Rotterdam) is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for a Human Rights and International Investment Law PhD Workshop, taking place online on 27 and 28 October 2022. The Workshop will bring together PhD candidates and investment...

Call for Papers Call for Papers - December 2022 Issue of the Washburn Law Journal: The Washburn Law Journal is soliciting articles for Issue I, Volume 62 of the Journal. The lead Essay for the issue is written by Professor Daniel Bodansky and discusses the UN climate change regime, the Paris Agreement, and COP 26. Each year, Washburn University School of...

Announcements Online Event - "Minimalism vs. Maximalism in the ECHR": We are pleased to announce an online panel “Minimalism vs. Maximalism? Challenges and Future Directions in the Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights” on 8 June, 4 pm CET. How does, and how should, the European Court of Human Rights interpret and apply the rights protected under the European Convention on Human...

Featured Announcement ILA British Branch Annual Spring Conference The International Law Association British Branch Annual Spring Conference will be held on Friday 29 April 2022 at the University of Surrey. The Conference will be held in hybrid mode on the theme ‘International Law and Climate Change’. Full details may be found in the conference programme enclosed and the conference website. Fees range from £10...