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Climate Change Cases before National and International Courts

Cross-fertilization and Convergence

Organised under the auspices of the University of Oslo – Faculty of Law and PluriCourts, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – IREDIES (Institut de recherche en droit international et européen de la Sorbonne), University of Strasbourg - Centre d'Études Internationales et Européennes (CEIE), Høgskolen i Innlandet (Lillehammer), IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, and Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris.

Organising Committee
Mads Andenas, Freya Baetens, Emanuel Castellarin, Johann Ruben Leiss, Paolo Palchetti, and Christina Voigt

Venue
The seminar will be held in Paris.

The seminar will be held in English and French.  
Le séminaire se déroulera en français et en anglais.

Compulsory registration before Wednesday 24 November 2021

Program

09.00- 09.15    Registration

09.15 - 09.30    Welcome

Christina Voigt, Mads Andenas, Freya Baetens, Emanuel Castellarin, Johann Ruben Leiss

09.30 - 11.00    THE LEGAL BASIS FOR CLIMATE CHALLENGES: HUMAN RIGHTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW IN UN, EUROPEAN AND DOMESTIC LAW

Chair Freya Baetens
Christina Voigt, Legal Bases of Climate Change Claims: Successes, Failures and Expectations
Fabien Raynaud, The Possible Fruitful Combination of International, European, and National law: the Grande-Synthe Case
Annalisa Savaresi, The role of the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment in climate change litigation
Johan Wibye, Individuals as Third Parties to Constitutional Rights: The 2020 Norwegian Supreme Court Climate Case

11.00 -11.15 Coffee break

11.15 - 12.00    PROCEDURAL PRINCIPLES AND HURDLES

Chair Duncan Fairgrieve
Ludovica Chiussi, Procedural Hurdles in Climate Change Cases Before the ECtHR
Elisabeth Lambert, Proof as Hurdles to the Access to the ECtHR on Environmental Issues
Gerry Liston, The Admissibility of the Case of Duarte Agostinho v Portugal and 32 other States

12.15 - 13.00    THE TEMPORAL DIMENSION: IMMINENCE AND INTERTEMPORALITY

Chair Marie-Anne Frison-Roche
Andreas L. Paulus, Intergenerational Equity and the Temporal Dimension of Fundamental Rights (on zoom)
Laura Burgers, The Representation of Future Generations and the ‘Minimum Principle’

12.45 -14.00 Lunch break

14.00 -15.15    THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION: CROSS-BORDER EFFECTS AND THE OBLIGATION OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Chair Yann Kerbrat
Maša Kovič Dine, Climate Change Litigation 2.0: Future Direction from Past Cases
Ivano Alogna, The Global Circulation of Climate Change Litigation Models
Johann Ruben Leiss, ‘Open statehood’ and Climate Change: Lessons from the Climate Judgment of the German Federal Constitutional Court
Mamadou Hébié, The ICJ Costa Rica/Nicaragua Cases: Environmental Law Obligations and the Duty of Compensation

15.15 -15.30 Coffee break

15.30 -16.45    THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION: CLIMATE CHANGE BEFORE INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL BODIES

Chair Thomas Perroud
Hélène Tigroudja, Climate Change before the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Ludovic Hennebel, Climate Change before the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Margaretha Wewerinke, The Role of Litigation in Closing the Climate Accountability Gap: From Domestic Courts to the International Court of Justice

16.45 -17.30    THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Chair Giacinto della Cananea
    Joana Setzer, The Precautionary Principle in Climate Litigation (on zoom)
    Marius Nordby, Evidentiary Standards

17.30-18.00    CONCLUDING DISCUSSION

Inscription obligatoire avant le 25 novembre 2021.

 

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