The Environment and International Law - an Overview of the 2017 ALF Annual Seminar

Adina Nistor

Abstract


What environmental challenges does the world face today? How can (international) law and policy react to these challenges? What types of environmental crimes are there, and how can these be countered? Should ecocide become an international crime, and what would ecocide then entail? Can law and policy counter climate change, and how can law regulate sustainability issues? During ALF’'s 2017 Annual Seminar 2017, which took place on 8th June at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, these questions and more were discussed in two moderated panel discussions and one student panel. Through their varying specialisations, the panellists were able to explore these topics from multiple disciplines. This commentary thus provides an overview of the event.

THE ENVIRONMENT AND INTERNATIONAL LAW’ - AN OVERVIEW OF THE 2017 ALF ANNUAL SEMINAR



Keywords


The Environment; Environmental Law; International Law; Ecocide; Corporate Crime; Investment Trade Agreements; CICC; ICC; Monsanto Tribunal; Greenpeace; Urgenda Case; International Criminal Law; Economic Sanctions

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