Conference on Climate Change Cases before National and International Courts – Cross-Fertilization and Convergence

Illustration photo of the European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (on the picture) is one of several courts dealing with cases related to climate change. Picture: Colourbox.com

This conference will explore current trends and developments in climate change litigation before national courts and international courts.

Organised under the auspices of the University of Oslo Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law and PluriCourts,

Organising Committee: Christina Voigt, Mads Andenas, Freya Baetens, Emanuel Castellarin, Johann Ruben Leiss, and Paolo Palchetti.

Venue: The seminar will be held in Paris. On-site: Salle 1, Centre Panthéon, 12 Place du Panthéon 75005 Paris.

Please use this link to register. Participation via Zoom is possible and requires registration under the same link. If COVID restrictions do not permit the on-site part, it will all and only be on-line

The seminar will be held in English and French. Le séminaire se déroulera en français et en anglais.

Program 27. November

09.00- 09.15 Registration

09.15 - 09.30 Welcome

Christina Voigt, Mads Andenas, Freya Baetens, Emanuel Castellarin, Johann Ruben Leiss

09.30 - 11.00 THE LEGAL BASIS FOR CLIMATE CHALLENGES: HUMAN RIGHTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW IN UN, EUROPEAN AND DOMESTIC LAW

Chair: Freya Baetens 

Christina Voigt, Legal Bases of Climate Change Claims: Successes, Failures and Expectations

Fabien Raynaud, The Possible Fruitful Combination of International, European, and National law: the Grande-Synthe Case

Annalisa Savaresi, The Role of the Right to a Clean, Healthy, and Sustainable Environment in Climate Change Litigation

Johan Wibye, Individuals as Third Parties to Constitutional Rights: The 2020 Norwegian Supreme Court Climate Case

11.00 -11.15 Coffee break

11.15 - 12.30 PROCEDURAL PRINCIPLES AND HURDLES

Chair Duncan Fairgrieve

Ludovica Chiussi, Procedural Hurdles in Climate Change Cases Before the ECtHR

Elisabeth Lambert, Proof as Hurdles to the Access to the ECtHR on Environmental Issues

Gerry Liston, The Admissibility of the Case of Duarte Agostinho v Portugal and 32 other States

Catherine Kessedjian, Arbitration and Mediation for Climate Justice

12.30 - 13.15 THE TEMPORAL DIMENSION: IMMINENCE AND INTERTEMPORALITY

Chair Marie-Anne Frison-Roche

Andreas L. Paulus, Intergenerational Equity and the Temporal Dimension of Fundamental Rights

Laura Burgers, The Representation of Future Generations and the ‘Minimum Principle’

13.15 -14.00 Lunch break

14.00 -15.15 THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION: CROSS-BORDER EFFECTS AND THE OBLIGATION OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Chair Yann Kerbrat

Maša Kovič Dine, Climate Change Litigation 2.0: Future Direction from Past Cases

Ivano Alogna, The Global Circulation of Climate Change Litigation Models

Mamadou Hébié, The ICJ Costa Rica/Nicaragua Cases: Environmental Law Obligations and the Duty of Compensation

15.15 -15.30 Coffee break

15.30 -16.45 THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION: CLIMATE CHANGE BEFORE INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL BODIES

Chair Thomas Perroud

Hélène Tigroudja, Climate Change before the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Margaretha Wewerinke, The Role of Litigation in Closing the Climate Accountability Gap: From Domestic Courts to the International Court of Justice

16.45 -17.30 THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Chair Giacinto della Cananea

Joana Setzer, The Precautionary Principle in Climate Litigation

Marius Nordby, As to the Facts – The Factual Side of Climate Change Litigation

17.30-18.00 CONCLUDING DISCUSSION

20.30 DINNER (FOR SPEAKERS)

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