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Ecocentrism and International law


Another online event organised by the BUL International Law Research Group on the relevance of Ecocentrism in international law.

The speakers will discuss issues in relation to ecocentrism and the right to a healthy and clean environment, and how to move this concept further on a practical level, and going further by raising the issue of sustainability (a right to a sustainable environment?). There will also be discussions on the incorporation of ecocentrism by regional Courts, such as the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), which will raise questions regarding what violations can be dealt by the Courts, who can file complaints and what forms of compensation can be provided. And we will finish with a discussion on ecocide and the definition by the Independent Expert Panel.

Updated line up of Speakers:

  • Sara de Vido, Associate Professor of International Law (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia)
  • Otto Spijkers, Independent researcher.
  • Kevin Jon Heller, Professor of International Law (University of Copenhagen)

Chair: Patrizia Hobbs, Senior Lecturer in Public International Law Brunel University London

Register in advance and zoom details will be released by e-mail: