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Carbon Majors inquiry – London hearings and student competition

The London hearings of the Carbon Majors inquiry http://essc.org.ph/content/nicc/ will take place this week at the London School of Economics.

Joana Setzer and Annalisa Savaresi have written a short blog post on what to expect from the hearings. The blog includes information on how to follow the live webcast. You can access the blog here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/the-carbon-majors-inquiry-comes-to-london/

The hearings will conclude on Thursday 8th November with a public debate, where Commissioner Cadiz, Luke Harrington, Kristin Casper, Joana Setzer, Stephen Humphreys and I will reflect on the theme of ‘Human Rights and Climate Change’. You can find the details on how to attend here:  http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/event/human-rights-and-climate-change/.

A recording of the event will be available here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/lse-player?category=public+lectures+and+events

At the event,  a student competition to support the drafting of the Philippines Human Rights Commission’s recommendations will be launched. The competition is supported by the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change in the Philippines, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Stirling. Details of the competition are available here: http://essc.org.ph/content/student-competition

Dina Lupin

By Dina Lupin

Dina Lupin is the Director of the GNHRE and a Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdon. Dina is an affiliated researcher in the project “Giving groups a proper say”, supported by the Austrian Science Fund and hosted at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vienna. Dina‘s current research is on silencing and epistemic injustice in the context of consultation processes with Indigenous peoples and her latest article on this subject can be found here. In 2020, Dina’s book, “Human Dignity and the Adjudication of Environmental Rights” was published with Edward Elgar Press.

Previously Dina worked as a Post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tilburg researching civil society organisations working on sustainable development in Ethiopia. You can read more about the research project here.

Dina was awarded her PhD in 2017 by the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo. Her PhD was on the concept of human dignity in the context of environmental law and governance.

Dina completed her BA and LLB at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and her Master of Laws, with honours, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dina previously worked as a Senior Attorney at the Centre for Environmental Rights (cer.org.za) in Cape Town. At the Centre, Dina represented a range of communities and activists in their battles for more transparent, accountable environmental and water management in the mining sector. She worked on the
legal aspects of acid mine drainage, hydraulic fracturing and was
instrumental in the facilitation of a community activist network in the field of mining and environmental justice. Dina also led the Centre’s work on improving transparency in environmental governance. As a result of her work at the Centre, Dina was included in the 2013 list of 200 Young South Africans published by the Mail and Guardian .

Dina has also worked in the Mining and Natural Resources team at Webber Wentzel, a South African law firm.