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School of Law

Legal Issues of Bialowieza as Common Heritage

2 December 2016

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: G7, Law Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

This event is organised by Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice and Ms Marie-Aure Perreaut. It concerns a very topical issue of the protection of the Bialowieza primeval forest which is located in Poland and Belarus. It is a unique natural environment, which has been now threatened by permission to cut trees in this area. This forest is on the heritage list of the World Heritage Convention.


  • Welcome remarks – Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, QMUL
  • The protection of Bialowieza Forest under International and European Law – Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice and Marie-Aure Perreaut
  • General issues of forestry and sustainable development related to the Bialowieza Forest – Dr Feja Lesniewska, SOAS
  • The protection of Bialowieza Forest under Polish legislation – Magdalena Perkwoska and Ewa Guzik-Makaruk, Bialystok University
  • The protection of Bialowieza Forest under Belarus legislation – Lilia Abramchick, Grodno University.


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

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