‘The Environment and International Law’ - An Overview of the 2017 ALF Annual Seminar
Amsterdam Law Forum; Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), NL
Adina-L. Nistor is the Associate Chief-in-Editor (2016-2017). She holds a Master’s Degree in International Crimes and Criminology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is the co-founder and vice president of the NGO Issues without Borders. In the past Adina has worked as a Senior Research Associate.
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.