Children’s Climate Litigation

20 aug 2018 14:30 20 aug 2018 16:00 ENG
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A panel discussion with (tbc*) Catalina Vallejo, Esmeralda Colombo, Nicolas Orago, Conrado Hubner Mendez/Danielle Rached, Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, Cesar Rodrigues-Garavito (Skype) .

We see a growing number of court cases where children challenge the state for not acting responsibly to secure their (and future generations’) rights to a healthy environment. Most of the cases have been lodged before courts in the USA but we also see it in other parts of the world. In Colombia, for example, a landmark judgement was handed down by the Supreme Court in April 2018. The panel discussion aims to answer the following questions: Are children lodging these cases really active participants or mere symbols? And what is the likelihood of winning these cases- and of having real world effects? 

With (tbc*) Catalina Vallejo, Esmeralda Colombo, Nicolas Orago, Conrado Hubner Mendez/Danielle Rached, Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde, Cesar Rodrigues-Garavito (Skype) .

This event forms part of the Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation. This event is free and open to the public. For more information: https://www.lawtransform.no/event/childrens-climate-litigation-future-generations-rights-to-a-healthy-environment/