Wednesday, January 13, 2010

UGA Conference on Human Rights and Climate Change

Here is a conference announcement from the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law and The Dean Rusk Center

“International Human Rights and Climate Change”

 February 12, 2010,

at the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia.

 Thomas Pogge, of Yale University, will present the keynote address: “Poverty, Climate Change, and Overpopulation,” exploring the extent to which the struggles to deal with these three phenomena are in competition with one another and/or synergistic, using a human rights standard as a common metric of assessment.

The day long conference will take the form of a moderated round table discussion, with a lunchtime keynote address.

Topics: The United Nations’ Process of Linking Human Rights and Climate Change; Potential Human Rights Effects of Proposed Climate Change Regime; Litigation— including Citizen Suits, Judicial Review, and Access to Information; Human Rights and Environmental Regulation; Climate Change Refugees.

The conference is slated to offer 5.5 MCLE Credits, including 1 Trial Practice and 1 Professionalism Credit.  

 Participants include: Prof. Peter Appel, University of Georgia; Prof. Dan Bodansky, University of Georgia; Prof. John Bonine, University of Oregon; Prof. Rebecca Bratspies, City University of New York; Prof. Harlan Cohen, University of Georgia; Prof. John Knox, Wake Forest University; Prof. Svitlana Kravchenko, University of Oregon; Ms. Elizabeth O’Sullivan, US EPA Region 4; Prof. Naomi Roht-Arriaza, University of California, Hastings College of Law; and Prof. Dinah Shelton, George Washington University.

More information can be found at:  If you have any further questions, please contact: Blake McDaniel, Executive Conference Editor, at: or (229) 522-0790.

Jamie Baker Roskie

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