Environmental Law Unit Activities

Projects and Initiatives

The Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE)

The GNHRE was recently described by Louis Kotze (NWU, South Africa) (GNHRE Deputy Director) as "the largest network of human rights and environmental law scholars in the world". The network, established in 2010 by its current Director, Anna Grear (Cardiff University and an external member of ILHRU) brings together some of the most senior and exciting thinkers in the field to work on re-imagining the relationship between human beings and the environment.

The GNHRE hosts the largest online research repository in the world dedicated to human rights and the environment. The GNHRE facilitates a range of high quality events and publications (including the 2012 Onati International Seminar, held in Spain and the 2013 GNHRE Symposium at the University for Peace, Costa Rica). The project is directly linked to the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment.

Here at UWE Bristol, the GNHRE core team is represented by Evadne Grant (also an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment); Tim Blackman (GNHRE Technical Manager), Svetlana Cicmil (GNHRE Core Team member) and Onita Das (GNHRE core team member).

Global Governance for Sustainable Development: Focus on Sustainable Development Goals 16 and 17

Speakers:

  • Dr Graham Long (Newcastle)
  • Dr Sam Adelman (Warwick)
  • Professor Duncan French (Lincoln)
  • Dr Ben Pontin (Cardiff)

This event was a Centre for Legal Research (CLR) funded roundtable that happened on Thursday 9 June. Organised by Elena Blanco, Evadne Grant and Onita Das.

Guest Lectures

Jona Razzaque Plenary speaker - ‘Forest ecosystem services and the north-south divide’ in the IUCN Colloquium on Environmental law (Jakarta, Indonesia September 2015).

Evadne Grant - ‘Human Rights and Protection of the Environment’ invited guest lecture presented at Assumption University, Bangkok, 13 August 2015.

Other activities

Jona Razzaque - 'Green Economy and the North South Divide', Socio Legal Studies Association Conference (Lancaster University, April 2016).

Christian Dadamo - 'The Greening of the French Constitution – The Constitutional Act of 1 March 2005 on the 2004 Environmental Charter – Assessment after 10 years of application' presented at conference on New Frontiers in Global Environmental Constitutionalism: Implementing Human and Environmental Rights in Global Contexts, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Evadne Grant - ‘Rights based approaches to Environmental Governance: Obstacles and Opportunities’ presented at conference on New Frontiers in Global Environmental Constitutionalism- Implementing Human and Environmental Rights in Global Contexts, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa. Sponsored by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment together with North-West University and Widener University, Delaware Law School. This event was held from 11 April 2016 -15 April 2016.

 

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