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Call for emerging scholars to join the GNHRE

In an effort to enhance the diversity of GNHRE and expand its membership among early career individuals, we are calling upon current members to nominate one new emerging scholar for membership in the Network.

Emerging scholars are those scholars, activists, and practitioners in academic institutions, think tanks, law firms, and other organizations whose work relates to the intersection of human rights and the environment, and who have earned a doctoral or professional degree within the past 7 years.

Nominations should include the name and contact information (including email) of a prospective member, and should be sent to Josh Gellers (josh.gellers@unf.edu). Josh will reach out to all those nominated and encourage them to apply for membership according to the GNHRE Membership Guidelines, which will be made available on the GNHRE website.

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Conference: European Environmental Law Forum Annual Conference

The 6th Annual Conference of the European Environmental Law Forum will take place at the University of Insubria (Como, Italy) 12-14 September 2018.

The call for abstracts is now open. The theme for the conference is “Environmental loss & damage: attribution, liability, compensation and restoration”.

More information is available here.

 

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Symposium: Dignity Rights and Environmental Justice

Delaware Law School (U.S.) is pleased to announce a Symposium on Dignity Rights and Environmental Justice on 13 April 2018. The event, which will be held in Delaware and livestreamed, will examine environmental justice through the lens of human dignity and will explore how legal responses including the right to human dignity might alleviate the burdens of environmental injustice throughout the world. A diverse group of activists, policy-makers, jurists, practitioners, academics, students, and others will join us to explore principled and practical approaches to advancing environmental justice in our own local neighborhoods and in communities around the world. The event is co-sponsored by the Dignity Rights Project, Widener Law Review, Coming Clean, Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice, the First State Fund, the ABA Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice, and the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment. For more information, please contact Erin Daly (edaly@widener.edu) and Jimmy May (jrmay@widener.edu).

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Welcome to new GNHRE members

GNHRE welcomes three new members!

Héctor Herrera-Santoyo’s work focuses on environmental justice, climate justice, energy justice, water justice, ecosystem protection, just transitions, environmental participation, indigenous rights, and environmental digital activism. You can read more about him here.

Maria Antonia Tigre is a senior attorney at the Environment Program of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice. You can read about her publication on climate mitigation and regional cooperation here.

 

 

 

Shérazade Zaiter is currently writing a PhD thesis at the Faculty of Law in Limoges on Sustainable development, Human rights, Environment and Disability. Read about her work and experience here.

With thanks to Anna Grear for permission to use the feature painting.

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