Tuesday 8 February 2022

Online Seminar on the ECHR: Environmental Claims; Contemporary Issues

On Wednesday 9 February 2022,from 14h00 to 17h00 GMT, the Human Rights Law Centre of the University of Nottingham is organising an online seminar on the ECHR. This is the announcement by the organisers:

'The Seminar is being held in honour of Emeritus Professor Alastair Mowbray, a leading academic expert on the ECHR, who recently retired from the Law School, University of Nottingham. His major works included The Development of Positive Obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights by the European Court of Human Rights and Cases and Materials on The European Convention on Human Rights.

The first session is concerned with environmental and climate change claims. There is widespread interest in these issues, particularly after the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) (2021). The second session considers a number of major contemporary issues under the ECHR.'

The seminar will be held in MS Teams and can be joined through this link. This is the programme:

Session I: 2 - 3:30pm: The European Convention on Human Rights: Environmental Claims
Chair: Professor Dominic McGoldrick, University of Nottingham

2:00 - 2:05pm: Introduction
2:05 - 2:25pm: ‘Adjudicating Environmental Claims under The European Convention on Human Rights’ Lucy Maxwell, Climate Litigation Network.
2:25 - 2:45pm: ‘Remedies before the ECtHR and their Potential for Climate Change Cases’ Corina Heri and Reka Piskoty, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
2:45 - 3:05pm: ‘Children’s rights and environmental claims: strategic litigation’ Professor Aoife Nolan, University of Nottingham.
3:05 - 3:30pm: Questions and Discussion

Fifteen minute refreshment break

Session II: 3:45 - 5:00pm: The European Convention on Human Rights: Contemporary Issues
Chair: Emeritus Professor David Harris, University of Nottingham

3:45 - 3:50pm: Introduction
3:50 - 4:10pm: ‘The right of individual application in 2022: still a cornerstone of the Convention?’ Professor Ed Bates, University of Leicester.
4:10 - 4:30pm: ‘The influence of human rights on the development of the tort of misuse of private information in English law’ Judith Skillen, University of Nottingham.
4:30 - 4:50pm: ‘Human Rights Dialogue in English Criminal Procedure?’ Professor Paul Roberts, University of Nottingham.
4:50 - 5:00pm: ‘Concluding Reflections’, Emeritus Professor Alastair Mowbray, University of Nottingham.