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Expert Roundtable Meeting: Climate change litigation after Urgenda I

When:Th 31-03-2016 13:00 - 17:00
Where:University College Groningen, Hoendiepskade 23/24
Climate change litigation

Programme

12.30h-13.00h    Walk-in with coffee
13.00h-13.30h    Introductions and presentation by mr Koos van der Berg (lawyer Urgenda: 'Why litigate the climate?'
13.30h-14.30h    Panel Discussion 1:  Human rights
14.30h-15.00h    coffee break
15.00h-16.00h    Panel Discussion 2: International and EU climate and environmental law
16.00h-17.00h    Panel Discussion 3: The Role of Courts
17.00h-18.00h    Drinks

Topics

Urgenda in comparative perspective
Role of human rights law in climate litigation
International and European climate law
Role of Courts and Judges

Speakers include

Prof. Marcel Brus (RUG, Chair)
Prof. Roel Schutgens (Nijmegen)
Prof. Gerrit van der Veen (RUG)
Elbert de Jong, post-doc (UU)
dr. Jerfi Uzman (LeidenUniv)
dr. Kai Purnhagen (Wageningen)
dr. Edwin Woerdman (RUG, tbc)
Ellen Gijselaar, PhD researcher (UU)
Ted Thurlings, PhD researcher (Nijmegen)
Suryapratim Roy, PhD researcher (RUG/GCEL)
Saskia Fikkers, PhD researcher (RUG)
Marlies Hesselman, PhD researcher (RUG)

For questions and registration of participation, please contact the organizers:
Marlies Hesselman: m.m.e.hesselman@rug.nl
Saskia Fikkers: s.m.n.fikkers@rug.nl
Suryapratim Roy: suyra.roy@rug.nl

With support from Department of International Law, University College Groningen, Energy & Sustainability Programme, and the Green Office.