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Human Rights and the Environment: Mutually Supportive or Drifting Apart?

18 November 2016

Time: 12:30 - 5:00pm

The symposium is organised under the auspices of the Human Rights Collegium, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Chair and Opening Remarks: Professor Geraldine van Bueren QC, QMUL.

The symposium will be organised in the form of an interactive workshop with three themes:

Human Rights and the Environment: A Necessary Partnership?

  • Professor Joan Razzaque - Professor of Environmental Law, University of the West of England (the introductory remarks)

Human Rights and the Environment: the European Court of Human Rights: Love Lost?

  • Dr James Harrison –University of Edinburgh (the introductory remarks)

The impact of the anthropocene on the relationship between human rights and the environment

  • Dr Eva Nanopoulos (QMUL)

Concluding Observations: Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, QMUL

Each Session will take approximately 1 hour (20-25 minute Introduction to the subject and discussion).


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to book

This event is free but spaces are very limited. Register online via Eventbrite.


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