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Workshop 1 Sustainable Development Goals (22 May 2017): Prospects & Challenges?

When:Mo 22-05-2017 14:00 - 17:15
Where:University College Groningen (Hoendiepskade 23/24) Room 216

Participation : Registration is appreciated (free). Open to LLM students. To register contact organisers Mando Rachovitsa and Marlies Hesselman at sbb-int .


13.30-14.00 Walk-in with Coffee/Tea

Opening by Professor Marcel Brus, Chair of Public International Law,
University of Groningen


Book Launch 2014-2015 Series: “Socio-Economic Human Rights for
Essential Public Services Provision” (Routledge, 2017)


Discussion Session 1: Appraising existing concepts,
principles and regimes

‘Normative Innovation in the 2030 Agenda’
Professor Koen de Feyter
Chair of International Law, University of Antwerp (Belgium)

The Cross-fertilization between the SDGs and
International Water Law’
Dr Otto Spijkers
Lecturer in Public International Law, Utrecht University

15:30-16.00 Coffee/Tea Break

Discussion Session 2: SDGs and Human Rights Practice

‘Human Rights and SDGs: Making the Links Visible’
Marlies Hesselman
PhD Candidate, University of Groningen

‘Human Rights and SDGs in the Practice of the Commission’
Mr Esther van Weele
Dutch Institute for Human Rights

17:00-17:15 Closing Remarks by Dr Antenor Hallo de Wolf & Dr Mando Rachovitsa