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Thursday 9th
10.30- 11.45
Constitutionalism, Human Rights & the Rule of Law


Rubie M Nottage
Melissa Owens - virtual presentation
Laurie Watt

B7 : Can the Law Protect Our Planet?

The world’s leading scientists now tell us unequivocally that we humans are responsible for the climate crisis that will end life as we know it, without urgent action. How can the law respond? Citizens are turning to courts to protect their right to a healthy environment, but are courts holding governments and corporations accountable for failure to curb CO2 emissions? Do our definitions of justiciability and locus standi hamper their effortsIs tort law capable of supporting damage awards against governments or private actors for injuries caused by climate change? Or does the law of causation pose insurmountable hurdles? If—as now seems certain—the impact of climate change will be felt disproportionately by the world’s most vulnerable, what particular responsibility do lawyers have to mediate its impacts?

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