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Constantinos Yiallourides

Biography Dr Constantinos Yiallourides is Research Leader in Law of the Sea at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) where he leads the Institute's Watts Programme of research, training, and events in the law of the sea and global ocean governance. He is also Lecturer in International Law at Macquarie University, School of Law, Sydney. He was previously lecturer in international law at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, post-doctoral researcher in energy law…

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Anthony Wenton

Biography Anthony Wenton is Research Fellow in Public International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is a public international law generalist with particular research interests in jus ad bellum; international human rights law; self-determination; democratic governance; international criminal law and transitional justice; immunities; and rule of law capacity building. Previously, Anthony was the acting Managing Editor of BIICL's flagship publication, the…

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Aditi Shetye

Biography Aditi works as a researcher in Public International Law & Environmental Law at BIICL. She specialises in international environmental law and climate change law. Her current work focuses on the Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Litigation Project in developing the comparative toolbox and other projects on international environmental law. Aditi also sits on the steering committee and is the Legal Advocacy Co-ordinator for the World's Youth for Climate Justice (WYCJ),…

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Nigel Pleming KC

Nigel Pleming KC has a distinguished legal career spanning over 50 years. Nigel was called to the Bar in 1971 and appointed a King's Counsel in 1992. He practises mainly in England and Wales, but also in Hong Kong, Belize and the Caribbean. He has been recommended as a leading silk in the Legal 500 since 2000 in the specialties of Administrative and Public Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Environment, Immigration and Value Added Tax. Nigel has been nominated by The Lawyer magazine for…

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Roy Andrew Partain

Biography Professor Roy Andrew Partain holds a personal chair in international and comparative law and in mathematical analysis of law in the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK). His research on economic models of climate change and their impact on climate policy, on the economic analysis of environmental law, on the use of game theory and mechanism design to achieve regulatory goals, particularly for reducing atmospheric carbon, are globally recognized. His articles…

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Yeongcheol Kim

Biography Yeongcheol Kim has been working in the Ministry of SMEs and Startups (MSS) in South Korea helping high-quality human resources to start new businesses and continue to grow since 2006. He also worked in the Human Resources Department of the Korea Aerospace and Research Institute (KARI) for two and a half years. Yeongcheol majored in Economics at the University of Seoul. He also has a master's degree in Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National…

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Alina Holzhausen

Biography Alina Holzhausen is a Researcher Fellow in Public International Law and Climate Change at BIICL. She is also a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, researching climate change litigation and human rights. Alina graduated from the University of Bayreuth with a German diploma in law and holds a Maîtrise in International Law (University of Bordeaux) and an LLM in International Law and International Relations (University of Aberdeen). She practised law at the German Parliament…

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Mathilde Hautereau-Boutonnet

Biography Mathilde Hautereau-Boutonnet joined BIICL as a visiting research fellow in 2022. Mathilde is a Professor at Aix-Marseille University. After defending her doctoral thesis in 2003 at the Faculty of Law and Political Science at Orléans, she was recruited as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Political Science at Rennes 1 in 2004 before joining the University of Aix-Marseille in 2011 to hold the CNRS Chair of Excellence in Environmental Law. Visiting professor at the Universities…

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Kristin Hausler

Biography Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Fellow, is the Director of the Centre for International Law. Since joining the Institute in 2007, she has developed and led several research projects on human rights, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law, areas in which she also provides training at the Institute. Her expertise lies in cultural heritage and she is currently leading a project on the restitution of cultural objects. Recently, she completed a project analysing…

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Ingrid Gubbay

Biography Ingrid Gubbay is the European head of Human Rights and environmental law based at the London office of the law firm Hausfeld. She has been a litigator for 24 years and practicing at Hausfeld for the past thirteen years. Ingrid is a member of the International Law Association (Australian branch) and undertakes a mix of international and domestic human rights and climate related cases, and high-level policy and advocacy work in these areas. She has won awards for her ground-breaking…

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Adriana Giunta

Biography Dr. Adriana Giunta joined BIICL as a Visiting Research Fellow in 2024. In BIICL, Adriana is working on her monograph on Indigenous Peoples' Environmental Rights under International Law and she is undergoing studies on Defining Environmental Rights under International Law. Her research focuses on climate change litigations, environmental rights, businesses and human rights, and the intersection between indigenous peoples' rights, sustainable development and climate justice. She has…

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Jean-Pierre Gauci

Biography Dr. Jean-Pierre Gauci is Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of Teaching and Training at BIICL. Recruited in 2014 as a research coordinator for the British Influences on International Law Project, his role was extended to that of research fellow in August 2015 and associate senior research fellow in 2017. Jean-Pierre holds a PhD in Law from King's College London; a Doctor of Laws and Magister Juris in International Law from the University of Malta. Beyond…

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Jasmine Elliott

Biography Jasmine Elliott is a Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and joined BIICL in September 2023. She is currently working on the BIICL project - Identifying and comparing impacts of mHREDD legal models on internal corporate practice. Jasmine's research interests have mainly considered business ethics and professional ethics as they relate to issues like human rights, corruption, and climate change. She is currently finishing her PhD in Practical Philosophy at the University…

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Crisela Bernardino

Biography Crisela Bernardino joined the research team of BIICL's Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation in 2024. She brings over a decade of experience from her roles as a corporate lawyer and litigator, as well as from her work in academia and with international NGOs, including the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Lawyers Project. Her work experience spans renewable energy, climate change law and policy, environmental law, human rights, access to justice,…

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Virginie Barral

Biography Dr Virginie Barral Joined BIICL as a Visiting Research Fellow in 2024. Virginie is senior lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, and specialises in international law with a focus on environmental and global challenges. She is interested in issues of sustainability, environmental and climate justice, equity, biodiversity loss and natural resources, theories of sovereignty, and cultural identity (her list of publications can be consulted here) Virginie holds a Ph.D from…

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Christine Bakker

Biography Christine holds a PhD in public international law from the European University Institute, Florence, and her main areas of research are human rights law including children's rights, international environmental law and climate change. She has published widely in these fields and has recently co-edited, with Ivano Alogna and Jean-Pierre Gauci, the edited volume Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives (Brill Publ., 2021). She also carried out research for the Unicef Innocenti…

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Ivano Alogna

Biography  Dr Ivano Alogna joined BIICL in 2019 and is the Research Leader in Environmental and Climate Change Law at BIICL and leads the Institute's programme in this field . He is an Associate Member of the Sorbonne Research Institute in International and European Law (IREDIES), Sorbonne Law School and contributes to global environmental discussions as a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN),…

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Short Course: Law of the Sea (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Law of the Sea (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This hybrid course provides an insightful overview of the international law of the sea and the pressing challenges confronting the world's oceans and seas. Led by experts from both academia…

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Short Course: Law of the Sea (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Law of the Sea (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This hybrid course provides an insightful overview of the international law of the sea and the pressing challenges confronting the world's oceans and seas. Led by experts from both academia…

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Short Course: Energy Law (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Energy Law (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Energy law is front and centre to many of today's global crises, yet few understand it deeply enough to be confident in their professional work. The world is facing an array of critical energy…

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Short Course: Energy Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Energy Law (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Energy law is front and centre to many of today's global crises, yet few understand it deeply enough to be confident in their professional work. The world is facing an array of critical energy…

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Short Course: Energy Law (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Energy Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location       Course Outline Energy law is front and centre to many of today's global crises, yet few understand it deeply enough to be confident in their professional work. The world is facing an array of critical energy law…

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Short Course: Climate Change Litigation

TRAINING Short Course: Climate Change Litigation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Course Details Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global levels, exerting pressure on the executive and legislative…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

TRAINING Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The…

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Summer School: Public International Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Summer School: Public International Law (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline Global events and legal developments continue to highlight the relevance of international law to various aspects of our lives. From dealing with climate change and environmental…

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Summer School: Public International Law (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Summer School: Public International Law (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Global events and legal developments continue to highlight the relevance of international law to various aspects of our lives. From dealing with climate change and environmental…

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Summer School: Public International Law (Hybrid)

EVENTS Summer School: Public International Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Global events and legal developments continue to highlight the relevance of international law to various aspects of our lives. From dealing with climate change and environmental disasters,…

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Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This short course provides participants with an in depth understanding of the basic tenets of public international law. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of international…

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Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This short course provides participants with an in depth understanding of the basic tenets of public international law. Bringing together a distinguished cohort…

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Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This short course provides participants with an in depth understanding of the basic tenets of public international law. Bringing together a distinguished cohort…

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Rapid-response Reflections on the ITLOS Advisory Opinion

EVENTS Rapid-response Reflections on the ITLOS Advisory Opinion Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Webinar Details Small Island Developing Nations are seeking protection for the world's oceans from catastrophic climate change that threatens their existence. A crucial step in this effort was achieved…

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A Commentary on ITLOS' Advisory Opinion on Climate Change

Written by Dr Constantinos Yiallourides and Professor Surya Deva  On 21 May 2024, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a unanimous advisory opinion on States' obligations to protect and preserve the world's oceans from climate change impacts, such as ocean warming, sea level rise and ocean acidification. This is the first time that an international court or tribunal has addressed States' obligations to combat climate change within the framework of…

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Short Course: Climate Change Law

TRAINING Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This virtual course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the…

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Shaping the Future of Law and Policy with the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation

There remains an enormous gap between the action needed to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the mitigation and adaptation measures that are actually being implemented by States. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings are unequivocal: anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change and continue to increase, intensifying extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and heat waves, and harmful consequences including the melting of certain…

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Short Course: Children’s Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course explores current challenges to children's human rights, examining to what extent existing international and regional legal frameworks…

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Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course explores current challenges to children's human rights, examining to what extent existing international and regional legal frameworks…

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Short Course: Children’s Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course explores current challenges to children's human rights, examining to what extent existing international and regional legal frameworks offer…

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Short Course Public International Law in Practice (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course Public International Law in Practice (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details  The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International…

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Short Course Public International Law in Practice (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course Public International Law in Practice (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Details The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Details The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative…

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Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (Online Participation)

EVENTS Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in-person, please visit the in-person booking page. Event Details The purpose…

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Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Please note, this page is for in-person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the online booking page.    Event Details…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics: National Reports

More than 2000 climate change litigation cases have been filed globally. Whilst the majority of these cases have been filed against States, climate change-related cases have also been filed against private actors, mostly fossil fuel and cement companies, major greenhouse gas emitters. Whilst there is a growing body of work analysing climate litigation from a comparative perspective, analysis of the peculiarities of cases involving corporate players has yet to receive the same rigorous…

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Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation Launched

Today BIICL launched the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation in a high-profile event  in London, marking a transformative phase in the realm of environmental and corporate accountability. The event was introduced by The Rt. Hon. the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury (former President of the UK Supreme Court and President of BIICL). Lord Neuberger spoke of the importance of the Toolbox in helping to close the 'big gap between what people know or feel should be done…

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Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation

EVENTS Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The purpose of BIICL's Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (the "Toolbox") is to make corporate climate litigation speedier, more efficient, more…

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A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges (Online Participation)

EVENTS A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in-person, please visit the in-person booking page. Event Details The concept of 'rules-based international…

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A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges (In Person Participation)

EVENTS A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Please note, this page is for in-person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the online booking page. Event Details The concept of 'rules-based international…

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A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges

EVENTS A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The concept of 'rules-based international order' (RBIO) refers to a system in which countries adhere to established norms, treaties, and agreements to govern their…

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HRDD Forum: The future of the EU Corporate Sustainability Due diligence Directive - different possible scenarios

EVENTS HRDD Forum: The future of the EU Corporate Sustainability Due diligence Directive - different possible scenarios Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details On 14th December 2023, the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the Corporate…

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Tackling Climate Change Through Private Law: Comparative Insights and Prospects (Free)

EVENTS Tackling Climate Change Through Private Law: Comparative Insights and Prospects Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Climate change is currently the most important "super-wicked" problem faced by humankind, considering that time is running out, there is no central authority to…

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Tackling Climate Change Through Private Law: Comparative Insights and Prospects

EVENTS Tackling Climate Change Through Private Law: Comparative Insights and Prospects Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Climate change is currently the most important "super-wicked" problem faced by humankind, considering that time is running out, there is no central authority to…

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Global Sustainability

EVENTS Global Sustainability Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by  Event Details Companies across the globe are making major changes to their business models to meet Net Zero and other environmental and social goals. However, despite growing public consensus about the need for the private sector…

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Climate Change Law (in person participation)

EVENTS Climate Change Law (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners,…

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Climate Change Law (online participation)

TRAINING Climate Change Law (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline This course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners,…

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Short Course: Climate Change Law (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Climate Change Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the…

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Small States and Access to Justice

EVENTS Small States and Access to Justice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location  Co-organised with: Event Details The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale  and Dorr LLP, and the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS) are delighted…

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Cultural Heritage & Climate Change in the Pacific Region

EVENTS Cultural Heritage & Climate Change in the Pacific Region Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Australia) is pleased to host a webinar in cooperation with the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS) and the British Institute for International…

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Short Course: Climate Change Litigation

Short Course: Climate Change Litigation Share LinksCourse Outline Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global levels, exerting pressure on the executive and legislative branches of government to act on the climate change issues. At the same time, climate change-related cases have also been filed against private actors, mostly fossil fuel and cement companies, which are major greenhouse gas…

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Short Course: Energy Law

Short Course: Energy Law Share LinksCourse Outline This training course provides a deep introduction to the solutions and challenges of energy law. This is particularly timely given the ongoing energy crisis facing households, the climate change energy transition crisis, the many pollution crises that result from energy-related disasters and energy justice more broadly. Taught by distinguished team of experts from academia, leading law firms, and industry, the course provides…

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Short Course: Climate Change Law

Short Course: Climate Change Law Share LinksCourse Outline This short course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the course is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the relevant legal frameworks as well as to enhance their understanding of the way climate change impacts other areas of international law including…

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Short Course: Energy Law

TRAINING Short Course: Energy Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL)     Course Outline Energy law is front and centre to many of today's global crises, yet few understand it deeply enough to be confident in their professional work. The world is facing…

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Short Course: Climate Change Litigation

TRAINING Short Course: Climate Change Litigation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global levels, exerting pressure on the executive and legislative branches…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

TRAINING Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The…

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Safeguarding South Pacific Islanders' Cultural Heritage: Another Tool to Strengthen Climate Resilience?

Climate change impacts such as sea level rise and extreme weather events are threatening the lives, livelihoods, and cultures of millions worldwide. Low-lying Island States, which are affected by rising seas to such an extent that they even face the complete disappearance of their islands, are particularly vulnerable to climate change. In the South Pacific, which represents a culturally rich and diverse region, the change in weather patterns poses a particularly high threat to Islanders' cultural…

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New report on Intangible Cultural Heritage & Climate Change

We are delighted to announce the publication of our research on Intangible Cultural Heritage within the Laws and Policies of South Pacific Small Island States in the Climate Crisis: Towards a More Resilient and Inclusive Approach. The project focused on strengthening climate resilience through the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) within the laws and policies of Pacific small island States. Intangible cultural heritage is recognised as a tool to support climate change mitigation…

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Intangible Cultural Heritage within the Laws and Policies of South Pacific Small Island States in the Climate Crisis

Kristin Hausler, Alina Holzhausen and Berenika Drazewska have completed a major research project, jointly with Professor Petra Butler, Victoria University of Wellington and Director of the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS) and BIICL Honorary fellow, and Eva U Wagner, Senior Programme Coordinator Rule of Law and Development Policy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). The project focused on strengthening climate resilience through the safeguarding of Intangible…

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Resources short course: Climate Change Litigation autumn 23

  Short Course: Climate Change Litigation 21 September - 9 November 2023   Resources for participants     Course Details Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global levels, exerting pressure on the executive and legislative branches of government to act on the climate change issues. At the same time, climate change-related cases have also been filed against private…

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Corporate Climate Litigation - Platform

Corporate Climate Litigation Platform    Welcome to the Corporate Climate Litigation Platform In this information hub you will find: links to international academic resources; a database of past legal cases that can be interpreted and used to inform new and successful litigation; and a set of tools - templates, reports and operational rules - to support the development of new legal cases.      Our library of resources on corporate…

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Dr Ivano Alogna Receives Prestigious Thesis Prize

The French Society for Environmental Law (Société Française pour le Droit de l'Environnement, SFDE) recently awarded Dr Ivano Alogna, BIICL Research Leader in Environmental and Climate Change Law, the Special Jury Prize for his PhD thesis The Society confers honorary awards every two years to outstanding PhD theses written in French in law, administrative science or political science, that contribute to improving knowledge in Environmental Law. Dr Alogna was awarded his PhD in Comparative…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics

Research project examining the unique aspects of climate litigation across the corporate world leading to the production of a toolbox for the effective implementation of climate law. The project analyses and compares best practices from 17 jurisdictions and will provide recommendations to relevant stakeholders in order to facilitate continuous improvement in the implementation of climate change law. The Toolbox will contain an inventory of substantive and procedural provisions relevant…

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Deep Seabed Mining & International Law: Is a Precautionary Pause Required?

On May 31, 2023, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) organized a webinar titled 'Deep Seabed Mining & International Law: Is a Precautionary Pause Required?'. Deep-sea mining in the world's global commons has become a topic of intense international debate, with a growing call for a moratorium or a precautionary pause until the environmental risks are better understood. Governments, NGOs, and companies are all weighing in on this issue, which has significant…

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BIICL Climate Change Litigation Project Featured

Global toolbox on Climate Litgation Project Article This week we are delighted to see the BIICL project Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics, led by Dr Ivano Alogna featured among other great projects and pro bono developments, in the latest edition of the Australian Pro Bono Centre's online magazine Pro Bono Voco. BIICL is grateful to Sue Mahony and Gabriela Christian-Hare for contributing to the Toolbox Australian expert group led by Professor Jacqueline Peel and her team…

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Corporate Climate Litigation: Lessons Learned, Comparative Perspectives and Future Pathways

More than 2000 climate change litigation cases have been filed globally. Whilst the majority of these cases have been filed against States, climate change-related cases have also been filed against private actors, mostly against the fossil fuel and cement companies that are the major greenhouse gas emitters. Although there is a growing body of work analysing climate litigation from a comparative perspective, analysis of the peculiarities of cases involving corporate players has yet to…

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Deep Seabed Mining & International Law: Is a Precautionary Pause Required?

EVENTS Deep Seabed Mining & International Law: Is a Precautionary Pause Required? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location  Supported by: Event Details Deep-sea mining in the world's global commons has become a topic of intense debate, with a growing call for a moratorium or a precautionary pause until the…

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Corporate Climate Litigation: Lessons Learned, Comparative Perspectives and Future Pathways (in person participation)

EVENTS Corporate Climate Litigation: Lessons Learned, Comparative Perspectives and Future Pathways (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details BIICL's project on Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics  examines the unique aspects of climate litigation…

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Corporate Climate Litigation Lessons Learned, Comparative Perspectives and Future Pathways

EVENTS Corporate Climate Litigation: Lessons Learned, Comparative Perspectives and Future Pathways Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location 2023 05 11 - Corporate Climate Litigation Read the Event Report  Event Details BIICL's project on Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics examines the…

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Rapid Response Webinar: Analysing the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty

EVENTS Rapid Response Webinar: Analysing the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details On 4 March 2023 global negotiations concluded on the landmark Treaty of the High Seas to protect the ocean, tackle environmental degradation, fight climate…

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ESG Reporting Requirements: Three emerging EU frameworks and how they interact

EVENTS HRDD Forum: ESG Reporting Requirements: Three emerging EU frameworks and how they interact Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This discussion will focus on three new ESG reporting frameworks in Europe: The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the EU Taxonomy,…

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Short Course: Law of the Sea

TRAINING Short Course: Law of the Sea Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This course offers a comprehensive overview of the legal and regulatory framework governing the world's oceans and seas. Participants will learn how States establish their maritime boundaries and States' rights…

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Short Course: Climate Change Law

TRAINING Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This virtual course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the…

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It is so decided: Promoting climate justice through international law

On 29th March 2023, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Resolution A/RES/77/276 which requests an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the matter of State Responsibility for addressing the Climate Change crisis. The Resolution was adopted by consensus, reflecting broad agreement amongst States that climate change is one of the most pressing shared problems that the international community is facing and that interpretation of existing…

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Public International Law in Practice (online participation)

TRAINING Public International Law in Practice (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The programme…

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Public International Law in Practice (in person participation)

TRAINING Public International Law in Practice (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The programme…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (Hybrid)

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The programme…

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Promoting Climate Justice through International Law: Climate Litigation & Climate Advisory Opinions

On 1 February 2023, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Institute of Small and Micro States co-organised a webinar on 'Promoting Climate Justice through International Law: Climate Litigation & Climate Advisory Opinions'. The event was a follow-up to the BIICL web series on 'Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law' (3-24 March 2021). The series explored rising sea levels as a global problem of shared concern and…

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Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law

TRAINING Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline This short course provides participants with an in depth understanding of the basic tenets of public international law. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of international law experts from…

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Comparative study on the implementation of the industrial emissions directive

Comparative study on the implementation into the national legislation of certain EU Member States of an adapted burden of proof in the context of the Industrial Emissions Directive This research project examines how the proposal to adapt the burden of proof for compensation claims under the Industrial Emissions Directive could be implemented into the domestic law of EU Member States. Under the present framework, victims of violations of the EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) are,…

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Promoting Climate Justice through International Law: Climate Litigation & Climate Advisory Opinions

EVENTS Promoting Climate Justice through International Law:  Climate Litigation & Climate Advisory Opinions Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Supported by Event Details In September 2022, in a landmark decision, the UN Human Rights Committee found that Australia's failure to adequately protect indigenous…

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BIICL project nominated for PACEY award

Climate Litigation Project nominated Today we are delighted to announce that our project Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics has been selected by the Peace, nuclear Abolition and Climate Engaged Youth (PACEY) Award jury as one of three finalists for the PACEY 2023 Award in the European section. The project is one of nine finalists worldwide (three for the European Project category and six for the Beyond Europe category) chosen from 80 nominated projects from around…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Poland

National Rapporteur for Poland Marta ZAMORSKA is a PhD Candidate at the University of Lausanne Law School, and one of the coordinators of the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Climate Change at the University of Lausanne. Her field of research is corporate liability for climate change. International Expert Group Poland Marta is supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession:…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Philippines

National Rapporteur for the Philippines Professor Michael TIU  is an Assistant Professor of the University of the Philippines College of Law. He is also a consultant on matters involving international human rights standards and he is a member of the Philippine Working Group on Business and Human Rights.  Professor Tiu will lead and coordinate the research for the Philippines.  Franco LOPEZ is a JD candidate at the University of the Philippines College…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Norway

National Rapporteur for Norway Dr Rosa MANZO is Associate Professor of Law at the University of South-Eastern Norway. She is also a member of the University of Oslo's PluriCourts programme.  International Expert Group Norway Professor Manzo will be supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession:  Dr Hanna AHLSTRÖM Daniel ARNESSON Nanette…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Nigeria

National Rapporteur for Nigeria Dr Uzuazo ETEMIRE  is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Port Harcourt. He has published widely on climate change litigation and was the National Rapporteur for Nigeria on C2LI, the Climate Change Litigation Initiative UK project. Etemire holds a PhD in Environmental Law from the University of Strathclyde. International Expert Group Nigeria Dr Etemire is supported by the following experts in…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Netherlands

National Rapporteur for the Netherlands Professor Elbert DE JONG is professor of private law at the Utrecht Center for Accountability and Liability Law (Ucall) and the Molengraaff Institute for Private Law. He is also director of Ucall. He is an expert in contract law and liability law and his research considers the relationship between tort law, innovation, climate change, and the environment. Professor de Jong will lead the research team for the Netherlands. Daan…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Japan

National Rapporteur for Japan Professor Hitoshi USHIJIMA is Professor of Law at Chuo University, Tokyo. His main fields of research are administrative law and regulatory policy, environmental and climate change law, comparative/transnational law, and multi-layered legal systems and governance. Professor Ushijima will lead the research for Japan.  Dr Masako ICHIHARA is a researcher at the Local Climate Change Adaptation Center in Kyoto, where the main…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG UK

National Rapporteur for the UK Dr Kim BOUWER is an Assistant Professor of Law at Durham University. Her main fields of research are energy and climate change law, and private law and she is currently engaged in research on climate litigation and its relationship with activism. International Expert Group UK Dr Bouwer is supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession:…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Kenya

National Rapporteur for Kenya Dr Omondi OWINO is a Senior Lecturer at JKUAT School of Law, Nairobi. He is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and is the climate change rapporteur for Kenya at the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law. Dr Owino leads the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Law department at Acorn Law Advocates, Nairobi. International Expert Group Kenya Dr Owino is supported by the following experts…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Italy

National Rapporteur for Italy Professor Attilio PISANÒ is Professor of Legal Philosophy and Human Rights at the University of Salento, Italy. He is also a Principal Researcher on The Political Terror Scale project at the University of North Carolina. Professor Pisanò has published widely in both Italian and international journals and has authored a number of books on Human Rights. International Expert Group Italy Professor Pisanò is…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG India

National Rapporteur for India Professor Dr Madhuri PARIKH is Director and Dean of the Institute of Law, Nirma University. Her areas of interest are Environmental Law, Forest Law, Legal Research, and Tort Law. Her current research involves public engagement in the implementation of sustainable development goals and in the environmental decision making process in India.   International Expert Group India Professor Parikh is supported by…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG USA

National Rapporteurs for the USA Dr Lisa BENJAMIN is an Associate Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland Oregon. Her research focuses on climate justice and climate risk, and how these issues intersect with energy law and administrative law. Dr Benjamin will lead the research for the USA. Alexandra GUILLOT is an International Law Research Fellow at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland Oregon. She will assist Dr Benjamin with research…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Germany

National Rapporteurs for Germany  Prof Dr Marc-Philippe WELLER is Vice-Rector for International Affairs at the University of Heidelberg. In 2021 he co-authored (with Prof Dr Wolfgang Kahl) and published Climate Change Litigation - Liability and Damages from a Comparative Perspective. Professor Weller will coordinate the report for Germany, assisted by his research team. Christine HEIDBRINK is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Comparative…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG France

National Rapporteurs for France Professor Pauline-Marie ABADIE  is Associate Professor of Law and Member of IDEP (Institute of Ethical Heritage Law) at Paris-Saclay University.  Professor Mathilde HAUTEREAU-BOUTONNET is Professor of Private Law and Researcher in Environmental Law at Aix-Marseille University. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at BIICL. International Expert Group France Professor Abadie and Professor Hautereau-Boutonnet…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG China

National Rapporteur for China Professor Dr Tianbao QIN is Luojia Professor of Law, and Director of the Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL) at the School of Law, Wuhan University.  Professor Qin is also a member of the project's Core Group of experts. International Expert Group China Professor Qin is supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession: Jin…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Canada

National Rapporteur for Canada Professor Hassan AHMAD is an Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. He writes and researches on topics related to transnational tort law, the interaction of domestic jurisdiction and liability principles with international law, business and human rights law, and the emerging field of law and political economy. International Expert Group Canada Professor Ahmad is…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Brazil

National Rapporteur for Brazil Dr Caio BORGES is a qualified lawyer in Brazil. He leads the Law and Climate Portfolio at the Institute for Climate and Society. He holds a PhD from the Law School of the University of São Paulo and a Master's Degree from the Getulio Vargas Foundation. He is a non-resident fellow of the Fudan Development Institute at Fudan University (Shanghai, China). International Expert Group Brazil Dr Borges is supported by…

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Reform and International Law (Annual BIICL/SLS Workshop)

EVENTEVENT Reform and International Law (Annual BIICL/SLS Workshop) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-Organised with  Event Details International law is both a motivator and product of reforms around the globe. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the International Law Section…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Australia

National Rapporteurs for Australia Professor Dr Jacqueline PEEL  is Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School and Director of Melbourne Climate Futures, the University of Melbourne's climate change initiative. She is also Lead Author of WGIII IPCC 6th AR.  Professor Peel will lead the research team for Australia.    Rebekkah MARKEY-TOWLER  is a PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School, and Research Fellow at Melbourne Climate Futures. Rebekkah…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics: Developing a Comparative Toolbox for Corporate Climate Litigation

EVENTS Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics: Developing a Comparative Toolbox for Corporate Climate Litigation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details BIICL is delighted to launch a new landmark international research project on corporate climate litigation. More than…

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A Global Toolbox for Corporate Climate Litigation

New Landmark Research Project announced  The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) today announces the launch of a landmark new research project on climate litigation within the corporate world. Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics  will produce a toolbox for NGOs, government bodies, local communities, other affected groups and individuals around the world, and those representing them. It aims to trigger a significant impact of international…

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Intensive Course: Climate Change Litigation - Hybrid (online participation)

EVENTS Intensive Course: Climate Change Litigation - Hybrid (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Details  Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global levels, exerting pressure on the executive…

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Intensive Course: Climate Change Litigation - Hybrid (in person participation)

EVENTS Intensive Course: Climate Change Litigation - Hybrid (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL) Course Details Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global…

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Climate Change and Inequality: Insights from Research (In person participation)

EVENTS Climate Change and Inequality: Insights from Research (In person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details At this event, speakers will share insights from their research around climate change and inequality. The discussion will focus on the existing research - and lack thereof…

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Climate Change and Inequality: Insights from Research (online participation)

EVENTS Climate Change and Inequality: Insights from Research (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details At this event, speakers will share insights from their research around climate change and inequality. The discussion will focus on the existing research - and lack thereof - around…

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Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - Core Group

Core Group  Global Perspectives on Corporate climate Legal Tactics    The Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics research team is supported by a Core Group of experts in corporate climate litigation and related areas, from around the world. These experts are drawn from science, the judiciary, legal practice, and academia. Professor Dr Mads ANDENAS KC Professor Dr Mads ANDENAS KC, Professor of Law, University…

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The Impact on Business of Governments' Climate Commitments

EVENTS The Impact on Business of Governments' Climate Commitments Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details We can now say with credibility that we have kept 1.5 degrees alive. But its pulse is weak and it will only survive if we keep our promises and translate commitments into rapid action.   -…

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Short Course: Energy Law

EVENTS Short Course: Energy Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL)    Event Details Energy law is front and centre to many of today's global crises, yet few understand it deeply enough to be confident in their professional work. The world is facing…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details  The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The…

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Short Course: Climate Change Law

EVENTS Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL)    Course Details This virtual course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished…

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22nd BIICL Annual WTO Conference

EVENTS 22nd BIICL Annual WTO Conference  Climate Change: Border Carbon Adjustment (BCA) Approaches and the WTO Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored By Conference Details Why are Border Carbon Adjustment (BCA) Approaches being considered by an increasing number of countries? What are the factors…

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The Climate Case against Total in France: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

EVENTS The Climate Case against Total in France:  Lessons Learned and Future Prospects Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Climate litigation is developing in a large number of countries around the world. Alongside lawsuits against states, there are more and more lawsuits against companies.…

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Global Governance at a Crossroads: Finding Solutions to Challenges Facing the Multilateral Trade System

EVENTS Global Governance at a Crossroads:  Finding Solutions to Challenges Facing the Multilateral Trade System Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The 12th session of the WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) took place on 12-17 June 2022 at WTO headquarters in Geneva, after being…

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Intensive Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Online participation)

EVENTS Intensive Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This short course provides participants with an in depth understanding of the basic tenets of public international law. Bringing together a distinguished cohort…

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Intensive Course: Foundations of Public International Law

EVENTS Intensive Course: Foundations of Public International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details  This short course provides participants with an in depth understanding of the basic tenets of public international law. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of international…

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The Role of Cultural Heritage in Strengthening Climate Resilience

Kristin Hausler, Alina Holzhausen and Berenika Drazewska  have completed a major research project, jointly with Professor Petra Butler, Victoria University of Wellington and Director of the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS) and BIICL Honorary fellow, and Eva U Wagner, Senior Programme Coordinator Rule of Law and Development Policy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). The project focused on strengthening climate resilience through the safeguarding of Intangible…

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Short Course: Climate Change Law

EVENTS Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This online course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the course…

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Trends in Climate Change and Environmental Litigation in Selected EBRD Countries of Operation

BIICL is delighted to be undertaking a project for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on trends in climate change and environmental litigation. The project will design capacity building measures informed by research carried out by the BIICL team. The project involves analysis at both the international and domestic level. It will first map out existing instruments at the international level, and then, identify and analyse developments at the domestic level three…

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Short Course: Energy and Natural Resources Law

EVENTS Short Course: Energy and Natural Resources Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details Bringing together a distinguished team of experts from academia, research and industry, the course provides a well-rounded account of the principal legal and regulatory issues in the energy and…

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Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward (Online Participation)

EVENTS Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location  Organised in collaboration with: Event Details Climate change litigation has upsurged over the last decade as a global phenomenon encompassing…

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Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in collaboration with: Event Details Climate change litigation has upsurged over the last decade as a global phenomenon encompassing…

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Nigel Pleming QC appointed Honorary Senior Fellow

BIICL is pleased to announce that it has appointed Nigel Pleming QC as an Honorary Senior Fellow Nigel Pleming QC has a distinguished legal career spanning over 50 years. Nigel was called to the Bar in 1971 and appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1992. He practises mainly in England and Wales, but also in Hong Kong, Belize and the Caribbean. He has been recommended as a leading silk in the Legal 500 since 2000 in the specialties of Administrative and Public Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights,…

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Corporate Accountability and Liability Mechanisms for Climate Change: Event Report

The question as to how companies should be addressing their impacts on climate change has never been as urgent. The recent decision in the Netherlands in Milieudefensie v Royal Dutch Shell  is another example of legal and societal expectations that companies should take proactive steps towards reducing and even eliminating their contributions to the various factors that fuel climate change. These concerns have not only surfaced in litigation around the world, but also in other methods…

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The Role of Science in Climate Change Litigation

Climate change litigation is rapidly spreading, with more than 1800 cases filed so far around the globe. Increasingly, climate science has been playing a crucial role in these cases, providing supporting evidence and helping to address issues such as 'attribution' and 'risk assessment'. At the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) held in November 2021, science has been included as an integral part of the 'Glasgow Climate Pact' as the Parties recognised 'the importance of the best available…

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The Duty of States to Cooperate in International Law: 30th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop

EVENTS The Duty of States to Cooperate in International Law: 30th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised with the Society of Legal Scholars  Event Details This year's annual BIICL/SLS Workshop on the Theory of International Law will focus on the duty of States to cooperate…

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Mobilising the Rule of Law in Climate Change

EVENTS Mobilising the Rule of Law in Climate Change Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Event Details The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), global law firm Hausfeld and the University of Glasgow School of Law co-host a live and virtual COP26 event 'Mobilising…

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Call for Papers: Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward

Events Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward (Call for Papers) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in collaboration with: Call for Papers The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and Hasselt University will convene…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The programme focuses…

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Short Course: Climate Change Law

EVENTS Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Course Details This online course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners,…

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Corporate Accountability and Liability Mechanisms for Climate Change: Practitioners’ Workshop

EVENTS Corporate Accountability and Liability Mechanisms for Climate Change: Practitioners' Workshop Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The question as to how companies should be addressing their impacts on climate change has never been as urgent. The recent decision in the Netherlands…

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Corporate Accountability and Liability Mechanisms for Climate Change: Developments and Comparative Models

EVENTS Corporate Accountability and Liability Mechanisms for Climate Change: Developments and Comparative Models Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The question as to how companies should be addressing their impacts on climate change has never been as urgent. The recent decision in…

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The Role of Science in Climate Change Litigation: International Workshop

Event Report The Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA, Pisa), the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL, London), and the Center for Climate Change Studies and Sustainable Actions (3CSA, Pisa/Pavia) co-organised an international workshop on "The Role of Science in Climate Change Litigation" on 14-15 July 2021. The workshop was integrated in the Seasonal School on Climate Change and International Law: Interdisciplinary Perspectives held from 12 to 16…

Centre for International law+3

Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals

International Virtual Summit 7 - 8 July 2021 Event Report The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and global law firm Hausfeld partnered to host 'Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals in Meeting the Climate Crisis' , a landmark two-day international virtual summit exploring the role of courts and tribunals in global climate governance with a focus on the separation of powers in climate litigation. This event was held at a critical…

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The Role of Science in Climate Change Litigation

EVENTS The Role of Science in Climate Change Litigation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location This international workshop is jointly organised by Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA), BIICL and the Center for Climate Change Studies and Sustainable Actions (3CSA) Event Details Six years after the…

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Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals in Meeting the Climate Crisis

EVENTS Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals in Meeting the Climate Crisis Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location In partnership with: Event Details The global life-threatening effects of climate change pose an 'imperative' that all nations must independently and cooperatively address with…

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Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law

EVENTS Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The possibility to complain about the violation of human rights before a supra-national body is an essential element towards the effective implementation of international human rights law. Beyond…

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Webinar Series: Business, Human Rights and the Environment in Europe

EVENTS Webinar Series: Business, Human Rights and the Environment in Europe: Connecting the Dots Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location       Series Overview With the support of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment (NOVA…

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Corporate Due Diligence and Climate Change

This blog post is based on the intervention of Ivano Alogna in the webinar on Corporate Due Diligence and the Green Deal organised by the Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment with the support of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in partnership with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Portuguese Ombudsman (Provedor de Justiça), the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum, and NOVA 4 The Globe on…

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Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and Landmark Chambers co-organised a webinar series on 'Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law'. The series approached climate-induced rising sea level as a global problem and the possible implications arising from it from the lens of international law and climate justice.  Four separate webinars were held examining the topic from different legal dimensions. The following reports…

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Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives

This ground-breaking volume provides analyses from experts around the globe on the part played by national and international law, through legislation and the courts, in advancing efforts to tackle climate change, and what needs to be done in the future.  Published under the auspices of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the volume builds on an event convened at BIICL, which brought together academics, legal practitioners and NGO representatives. The…

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Short Course: Climate Change Law

EVENTS Virtual Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This online course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners,…

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Webinar Series: Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law

EVENTS Webinar Series: Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by      Series Overview Low-lying coastal regions and island nations, are directly susceptible to threats posed by global warming and concomitant rise…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Details The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The…

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What does human rights due diligence for climate change impacts look like?

The collected presentations of the BIICL webinar series "Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts" is now available here. BIICL held the webinar series 'Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts' from 10 September to 1 October 2020. This topic came to our attention as requiring further consideration when we were leading a study for the European Commission  on regulatory options for mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence. The study showed that…

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Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts: Webinar Series Report

This report has been updated on 14 January 2021 The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) held the webinar series 'Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts' from 10th September to 1st October 2020, as part of the newly established BIICL Human Rights Due Diligence Forum. Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence laws are multiplying across Europe, and increasingly include climate change impacts within their scope. As a result, companies,…

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Emissions Trading: International Law and Dispute Resolution

On 18 November 2020, the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), along with Three Crowns LLP, co-hosted a conference on Emissions Trading: International Law and Dispute Resolution. Professor Yarik Kryvoi opened the conference and introduced the speakers. The chair of the panel was Kathryn Khamsi of Three Crowns LLP. The other panellists were William Acworth of the International Carbon Action Partnership, Lisa DeMarco of DeMarco Allan LLP…

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Emissions Trading: International Law and Dispute Resolution

EVENTS Emissions Trading: International Law and Dispute Resolution Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the main presentations (discussions were not recorded) Emissions Trading: International Law and Dispute Resolution In collaboration with:       Read the event summary …

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Human Rights and Small States: Challenges, Resilience, and Advocacy

EVENTS Human Rights and Small States: Challenges, Resilience, and Advocacy Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event partners      Event Details Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the Institute of Small and Micro States(ISMS), and BIICL will host a two-day conference on human rights as…

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Virtual Course: Climate Change Law

ONLINE Virtual Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Details This online course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the course is designed…

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Short Course: Climate Change Law

EVENTS Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event details This two-day short course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners,…

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HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Episode 4: Meeting the Standard: What Does Adequate Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Look Like in Practice?

HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts Episode 4: Meeting the Standard: What Does Adequate Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Look Like in Practice? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Concept Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence…

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Virtual Course: Public International Law in Practice

ONLINE Virtual Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Details The  Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The programme…

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HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Episode 3: Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Laws: What are their Implications Regarding Corporate Climate Change impacts?

HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts Episode 3: Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Laws: What are their Implications Regarding Corporate Climate Change Impacts? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Concept Developments around mandatory human rights due…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event details Short Course Public International Law in Practice offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The…

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HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Episode 2: The (intended) impact of climate change litigation on corporate due diligence

HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts Episode 2: The (intended) impact of climate change litigation on corporate due diligence Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Concept Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence laws are multiplying across…

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HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Episode 1: Corporate Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts: The Status Quo

HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts Episode 1: Corporate Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts: The Status Quo Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location       Concept Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence laws are multiplying across…

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HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts

Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Concept Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence laws are multiplying across Europe, and increasingly include climate change impacts within their scope. As a result, companies,…

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Reimagining Environmental Law 18 August 2020

Market-Based Instruments and Green Economy     Making polluters stop their pollution Environmental law presently reflects the data-constrained mid-20th century world and thus relies heavily on pollution control mandates rather than economic incentives. Building on 21st Century information technologies, we can today end externalities by carefully tracking emissions and making polluters stop their pollution — or pay fully for the harm they cause.   Professor Daniel C Esty,…

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Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Law: Reimagining the New Roots of Environmental Law

WEBINAR Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Law: Reimagining the New Roots of Environmental Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The world faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency, from biodiversity degradation to global warming, pollution, soil erosion, water…

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Ideas and Perspectives for a Climate Emergency Bill

On 2nd April 2020 the British Institute of International and Comparative Law convened a webinar entitled 'Ideas and Perspectives for a Climate Emergency Bill: Developing a Toolkit for Legislators to Tackle Climate Change'. The webinar was convened in collaboration with Landmark Chambers and Rights Community Action. The event discussed legal developments in the field of climate change from a comparative perspective, emphasising the legislative solutions developed in the UK, France and…

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Ideas and Perspectives for a Climate Emergency Bill: Developing a Toolkit for Legislators to Tackle Climate Change

WEBINAREE Ideas and Perspectives for a Climate Emergency Bill: Developing a Toolkit for Legislators to Tackle Climate Change Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the Webinar Webinar: Ideas and Perspectives for a Climate Emergency Bill Sponsored by  Event details In May 2019 the UK parliament…

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European Parliament in-depth analysis on Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Protection Legislation

This In-Depth Analysis on "Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Protection Legislation", authored by Bert Keirsbilck, Evelyne Terryn, Anaïs Michel (KU Leuven) and Ivano Alogna (BIICL), was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), in order to provide the Members of the European Parliament with evidence and recommendations for the own-initiative report entitled "Towards a more sustainable…

Business and Human Rights+3

European Parliament in-depth analysis on Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Protection Legislation

This In-Depth Analysis on "Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Protection Legislation", authored by Bert Keirsbilck, Evelyne Terryn, Anaïs Michel (KU Leuven) and Ivano Alogna (BIICL), was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), in order to provide the Members of the European Parliament with evidence and recommendations for the own-initiative report entitled "Towards a more sustainable…

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Climate Change Event Report published

The Event Climate Change Litigation: Comparative and International Perspectives' held on 16 January 2020 event discussed legal developments in the field of climate change from a comparative and international perspective. The event was comprised of two panels, the first on 'Climate Change Litigation before Domestic Courts', and the second on 'Climate Change Litigation at the International Level'. The panellists included academics and legal practitioners, many of whom were, or are currently,…

Climate Change

Climate Change Litigation: Comparative and International Perspectives

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law held the event 'Climate Change Litigation: Comparative and International Perspectives' on 16 January 2020, as part of the Arthur Watts Seminar Series in Public International Law funded by Volterra Fietta. The event discussed legal developments in the field of climate change from a comparative and international perspective. It was comprised of two panels, the first on 'Climate Change Litigation before Domestic Courts', and the…

Climate Change

Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Where are we and where to next?

EVENTS Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction: Where are we and where to next? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised in partnership with Event Details    On the 24 December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene an Intergovernmental Conference to develop the text…

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Climate Change Litigation: Comparative and International Perspectives

EVENTS Climate Change Litigation: Comparative and International Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Part of the Arthur Watts Seminar Series Sponsored by Event Details Climate change litigation is increasingly being used as a tool to pressure governments to adopt more ambitious climate policies based…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (November 2019)

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Short Course Public International Law in Practice offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.…

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Offshore methane hydrates in Japan: Research Report published

Dr Constantinos Yiallourides has recently completed a 14 months-long research project in Tokyo, Japan. The project examined the potential prospects and benefits from the commercial development of offshore methane hydrates in Japan and whether existing legal frameworks are sufficiently robust to address the foreseeable environmental risks posed by methane hydrate exploration and exploitation operations in Japan and beyond.  The project investigated how methane hydrates fit within Japan's…

Climate Change+1

Offshore Methane Hydrates in Japan: Prospects, Challenges and the Law

Offshore Methane Hydrates in Japan: Prospects, Challenges and the Law Working Paper, September 2019 Authors: Constantinos Yiallourides & Roy Andrew Partain Report Summary This report provides a background to the science and engineering of Japan's offshore methane hydrates, on the place of the natural gas produced from those hydrates in Japan's overall energy policies, and how Japan might best legally prepare for the onset of natural gas production from those offshore hydrate assets.…

Climate Change+1

Offshore Methane Hydrates in Japan: Prospects, Challenges and the Law

   On 19 March 2013, Japan became the first-ever country to announce successful continuous-flow production of methane gas from a solid methane hydrate layer located under the seabed in ultra-deep waters, establishing the technical feasibility of this novel natural resource and of its novel extraction technology. Methane hydrates are a unique natural resource that could provide both a tremendous amount of natural gas and fresh water. For example, one cubic meter of hydrate produces…

Climate Change

Podcast: Brexit and Environmental Law

Podcast: Brexit and Environmental Law  Podcast: Brexit and Environmental Law

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Brexit and Environmental Law:The Rocky Road Ahead

Brexit and Environmental Law:The Rocky Road Ahead Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

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FAQ: Brexit and Environmental Law

FAQ: Brexit and Environmental Law Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

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Brexit, Brexatom, the Environment and Future International Relations

Brexit, Brexatom, the Environment and Future International Relations Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

Climate Change

Brexit and International Environmental Law

There are disputes over territory in almost every region of the world, sometimes leading to escalations and violence between States and threatening international peace and security. International law requires States to refrain from the threat or use of force and to attempt to settle their disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace, security and justice are not endangered. In June 2018 the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has completed…

Brexit+2

The Legal Impact of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Time: Lord Carnwath, Justice of the Supreme Court Full-time Student - £25

Climate Change

A New Dimension in International Environmental Liability Regimes

Time: Venue: Arthur Watts public international law seminar series sponsored by Volterra Fietta Event Flyer Speakers Professor Alan Boyle, Edinburgh University and Essex Court Chambers Simon Parker, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Join in the conversation @BIICL #EnvironmentalLiability Sponsored by Jill Barrett This event is accredited with 2 CPD points. BIICL Members: Individual - £40 Full-time Student - £15 Non-members: Individual - £70 Full-time…

Climate Change

What Role Do Property Rights Play In Climate Change?

What Role Do Property Rights Play In Climate Change? Publication - Download PDF Share Links Publication - Tags

Climate Change

Climate Change Issues in the Commonwealth

In December 2011, the Commonwealth Law Bulletin published an article written by Kristin Hausler and Robert McCorquodale on Climate change and its impact on security and survival. This paper had been previously successfully presented at the Commonwealth Law Ministers, which took place in Sydney in July 2011. BIICL followed-up on this initial scoping study by conducting a comprehensive assessment of the adequacy of the legal frameworks applicable within the Commonwealth with regard to access…

Climate Change

Joint Development of Offshore Oil and Gas...

Joint Development of Offshore Oil and Gas: Joint Development of Offshore Oil & Gas Model Agreement for States for Joint Development with Explanatory Commentary v. 1 A first meeting to investigate joint development agreements between States in offshore maritime zones was held by the Institute on 10 June 1985. A Working Group under the chairmanship of Sir Maurice Bathurst was set up with members drawn from industry, university and government service. The Working Group was supported…

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