Ninth Annual Student Human Rights Conference 2008

                       AND THE ENVIRONMENT
                                           Saturday 8th March
                       Law and Social Sciences Building, University of Nottingham

09.00       Welcome Refreshments and Exhibition Opening Event                                   Atrium

09.00       Registration                                                                     Room B63

09.30       Conference Opening                                                               Room B63

09.35       Morning Session                                                                  Room B63

            Chaired by Emilie Hunter, HRLC Research and Programmes Coordinator

            The Right to Environment as a Human Right
            Mr. M.C. Mehta, Indian Supreme Court Advocate and leading human rights activist

            The Right to a Clean Environment in the Jurisprudence of the European Court of
            Human Rights
            Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary University London and Co-Rapporteur of the
            International Law Association Non-State Actors Committee

10.50       Refreshments                                                                        Atrium

11.20       Delegates choose between two student-led discussion groups, which will run simultaneously:

        Panel 1: Our Human Environment                                                       Room B62
        Chaired by Maeve McCormack, Student Conference Committee

        Pandemics, Disease and Human Rights
        Gearoid O’Cuinn, University of Nottingham

        Greenhouse Inequality: Women, Climate Change and Human Rights
        Andrew Sanger, BPP Law School, London

        Panel 2: A Right to Water                                                            Room B01
        Chaired by Amalina Majid, Student Conference Committee

        Making the Right to Water Effective: Pre-Paid Meters in South Africa
        Claire McCann, Queen’s University, Belfast

        The Rise of Resource-Rights in the Face of Hydro-Piracy in India
        Tyler Gillard, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
12.30       Lunch                                                                                         Atrium

13.30       Afternoon Panel Session                                                                Room B63

            Chaired by Professor David Harris, HRLC Co-Director and Emeritus Professor in Residence,
            University of Nottingham

            Challenges and Opportunities of Integrating Human Rights into Environment
            Ms Emilie Filmer-Wilson, Human Rights Specialist, United Nations Development Programme,
            Oslo Governance Centre

            The liability of subsidiaries arising out of complicity in human rights abuses by foreign
            governmental commercial partners; a focus on Alien Torts Claim Act and the Unocal
            Mr Simon Baughen, Reader in Law, University of Bristol

14.50       Refreshments                                                                                  Atrium

15.20       Delegates choose between two student-led discussion groups, which will run simultaneously:

        Panel 3: The Role of Industry and Natural Resources                                        Room B62
        Chaired by Kingsley Udeh, Student Conference Committee

        Biofuels: The Energy Solution – At what cost?
        Emilia Hanna, University of Nottingham

        The Impact of Extractive Industry on the Environment and Human Rights – Case Study: Chad
        Florence Kroff, HRLC Short Course student, Intermon Oxfam (Barcelona-Spain)

        Sustainable Development and Environmental Human Rights Protection: A Nigerian Perspective
        Edet Essien, University College, Cork

        Panel 4: Is it time to legislate?                                                          Room B01
        Chaired by Georgina Jones, Student Conference Committee

        The Protection of Fragile Ecosystems during Armed Conflict
        Daniella Dam-de Jong, Leiden University

        The Environmental Liability Directive: A Critical Evaluation of the Potential Effectiveness for
        Preventing and Remediating Environmental Damage in the European Community
        Jennifer Watts, College of Law, Chester

        The International Protection and Rights of ‘Environmental Refugees’
        Michele Morel, University of Nottingham

16.30       Closing Remarks from Professor David Harris                                            Room B63

17.00       Reception and Networking Event                                                                Atrium

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