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BJIL Riesenfeld Symposium: Litigation to Advance International Environmental Justice

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

BJIL and the Miller Institute for Global Challenges in the Law present “Lawyers on the Frontline: Protecting People and Planets over Profit.” The 2018 Stefan Riesenfeld Symposium honors cutting-edge leaders in international law, and this year, we are focusing on international law and environmental justice.
Join us for a panel discussion on “Litigation to Advance International Environmental Justice,” featuring Alfred Brownell, the founder and lead campaigner of Green Advocates (a Liberian environmental justice organization); Paul Hoffman, a renowned U.S. human rights and partner at Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, and Prof. Roxanna Altholz, who will be speaking about her work on the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres. Prof. Laurel Fletcher will moderate the discussion, which will touch on issues ranging from corporate liability for human rights abuses under the Alien Tort Statute to the threats facing human rights and environment justice advocates worldwide. 
A catered lunch will be served. 


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm


100 Law Building


David Nahmias
Heidi Liu

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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