ERA: Environmental Protection and Human Rights: Role and Case Law of the ECtHR

Date

08 Nov 2018 to 09 Nov 2018

Address

  Strasbourg
France

Section

Education

Event Description

Objective

This seminar will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the case law on environmental protection as developed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Key topics

  • Environmental protection in the ECHR system
  • Environmental disasters, nuisances and industrial pollution before the ECtHR
  • Procedural rights to obtain information in environmental matters
  • The right to exercise free speech and the freedom of assembly regarding the environment
  • Judicial review of policies threatening the environment
  • Positive obligations under Articles 2 and 8 ECHR
  • Right to a healthy environment

 

Speakers

Anders Bengtsson, Senior Judge, Land and Environment Court, Växjö

Natalia Kobylarz, Senior Lawyer at the Registry of the ECtHR, Strasbourg

Luis López Guerra*, Former Judge, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

Birgit Peters, Junior Professor, University of Rostock, Rostock

Ole Pedersen, Reader in Environmental Law, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle

Lawyer, ClientEarth, Brussels*

*to be confirmed 

 

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