PluriCourts co-hosts Events on Climate Cases and the Openness of European National Legal Orders
In November, PluriCourts will be hosting two separate events in Paris, one on the openness of European national legal orders to international law and one concerning climate change cases before national and international courts.
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Workshop on the Openness of European National Legal Orders to International Law and European Law
26. November, PluriCourts will co-host of a workshop that will explore the ‘openness’ of European national legal orders to international law and European law.
The aim is to discuss questions such as:
- What legal factors – sources and methods – determine the ‘openness’ of national legal orders to international law and European law?
- Who are the actors and what are the politics behind the ‘openness’ of national legal orders?
- Third: Does ‘openness’ provide a fruitful analytical framework for further research on the relationship between national law and international law and national law and European law?
The workshop will look for patterns among different national jurisdictions and aims at developing research hypotheses for further research.
Conference on Climate Change Cases before National and International Courts
27. November, PluriCourts is co-organizing a conference that will explore current trends and developments in climate change litigation before national courts and international courts.
Questions to be discussed include the legal basis for climate challenges, procedural principles, the temporal dimension of climate cases, and environmental impact assessments in human rights and administrative law. The conference will also focus on the international dimension of climate cases, in terms of both cross-border effects and the obligation of international cooperation, as well as climate cases before international judicial bodies.
Long list of cooperating partners
The list of cooperating partner for the two events includes:
- the University of Oslo (Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law and PluriCourts),
- Université Paris 1 Panthéon/Sorbonne (IREDIES Institut de recherche en droit international et européen de la Sorbonne),
- University of Strasbourg (Centre d'Études Internationales et Européennes CEIE),
- Høgskolen i Innlandet (Lillehammer)
- Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris.
In addition, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law also takes part in the organizing of the conference on climate cases.
More information on the two events can be found here: