Webinar: Intersections between Human Rights and Climate Justice
This event, celebrating UK Pro Bono Week 2022, will look at the developing area of rights-based climate litigation.
Public Interest Litigation on the Intersections between Human Rights and Climate Justice: how pro bono lawyers make a difference
Pro bono lawyers have a vital role to play in climate justice cases, particularly where those cases impact marginalised communities whose access to justice is impaired or restricted.
This webinar will look at the developing area of rights-based climate litigation and the different ways in which human rights intersect with climate justice.
We will hear from Paul Clark, one of the barristers acting for the Portuguese youth-applicants in their European Court of Human Rights claim against 33 countries in connection with emissions reductions.
Sinéad Magner will discuss the gendered impact of the climate crisis and the importance of addressing gender equality as part and parcel of actions to mitigate against climate change.
Laura Neal of Friends of the Earth NI will provide valuable insight into the work of inhouse lawyers within environmental NGOs, who are at the cutting edge of driving strategic litigation in this field.
PILS are delighted to be hosting this event as part of UK Pro Bono Week 2022, the annual celebration of legal pro bono efforts across the UK.
- Laura Neal, Friends of the Earth NI;
- Paul Clark, Garden Court Chambers;
- Sinéad Magner, WEDO;
- Hilary Perry and Kate Barry (facilitators), The PILS Project