The high-level workshop on ‘Climate Change Litigation and Human Rights Arguments: Stocktaking and a Look at the Future’ will take place on 6-7 May 2021 at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa. The workshop is organised by the Scuola (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.
Over the course of two days, a pool academic experts and practitioners involved in high profile climate cases globally will assess the potential and the shortcomings of using human rights arguments in climate change litigation, drawing on comparative insights from the international, regional and national level.
The workshop will be a hybrid event, combining in person and online speakers and discussants, and will be live streamed.
More information at the webpage of the event.