International Law and Transformation: Environmental Justice

Photo by Sincerely Media Dr. Emily Jones, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, alongside her colleague, Dr. Marie Aronsson-Storrier, Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading, has been successfully awarded just under £5000 by the Modern Law Review to run a seminar on the theme of International Law and Transformation: Environmental Justice. … Continue reading International Law and Transformation: Environmental Justice

The Rule of Law: Driving Water and Climate Inequality?

Image: Dravyavati R., Jaipur by Rod Waddington licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 By Dr. Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex The rule of law broadly underlies the idea that 'no one is above the law' and that the law is created and applied fairly. The dominant liberal-legal narratives on the rule of law often do not go much … Continue reading The Rule of Law: Driving Water and Climate Inequality?

Sustainability as a Legal Principle: Call for Papers

Third YUFE LAW Meeting, Rijeka, 23-24 June 2022 Photo by Headway YUFE, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe, is an alliance of ten dynamic, student-centred research-based universities and four non-academic partners from the non-governmental and private sector for an impactful European University. Together, the YUFE partners aim to establish one of the first true … Continue reading Sustainability as a Legal Principle: Call for Papers

Event: Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature

Photo by Elissa Garcia Both posthuman theory and the rights of nature (RoN) movement have the potential to challenge the anthropocentrism of international environmental law (IEL). Scholars have begun to document the transformative shifts that could occur through the application of posthuman legal theory to IEL, but these theories have yet to be applied to law … Continue reading Event: Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature

Posthuman International Law and The Rights of Nature

Photo by David Marcu Both posthuman theory and the rights of nature (RoN) movement have the potential to challenge the anthropocentrism of international environmental law (IEL). Scholars have begun to document the transformative shifts that could occur through the application of posthuman legal theory to IEL, but these theories have yet to be applied to … Continue reading Posthuman International Law and The Rights of Nature

Rising Sea-Levels and International Law: Asia and Beyond

Photo by Saad Chaudhry On the 26th May 2021, Dr Meagan Wong, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, appeared in a panel of the 8th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law titled 'Rising Sea-Levels and International Law: Asia and beyond'. The panel was also joined by Professor Patrícia Galvão Teles … Continue reading Rising Sea-Levels and International Law: Asia and Beyond

Human Rights and Climate Change Symposium – University of Essex 9-11th June 2021

Photo by William Bossen There are many ways in which climate change impacts upon a range of human rights. Therefore, it may appear strange that the linkages between human rights and climate change were not widely acknowledged until relatively recently. The first UN Human Rights Council resolution relating to climate change occurred in March 2008, … Continue reading Human Rights and Climate Change Symposium – University of Essex 9-11th June 2021

Climate Change Litigation in India and Pakistan: Analyzing Opportunities and Challenges

Photo by Cristi Goia Dr Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, has contributed a chapter in the edited volume Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives (BRILL, 2021). The book brings together experts around the globe to analyse the role of litigation at the national, regional and international level in advancing efforts to … Continue reading Climate Change Litigation in India and Pakistan: Analyzing Opportunities and Challenges

Delivering Energy and Climate Justice in Africa: Implications for Realizing the United Nations SDGs 7 and 13

Photo by Karsten Würth Godswill Agbaitoro, PhD candidate, University of Essex What do energy and climate justice mean and why do they matter for Africa? According to Climate just, a simple way to understand climate justice is to ensure that collectively and individually we can prepare for, respond to and recover from climate change impacts. … Continue reading Delivering Energy and Climate Justice in Africa: Implications for Realizing the United Nations SDGs 7 and 13