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Is a Habitable Planet a Human Right? Juliana v. the United States – with Kelly Matheson, Jordan Diamond, Sharon Duggan, Ted Lam and Tamara Morgenthau

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Free
In the case of Juliana vs. the United States slated to be heard in US District Court this month, 21 youth plaintiffs assert that “through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty and property…and failed to protect essential public trust resources.” Other cases brought internationally against governments and fossil fuel corporations seek to protect the survival of people and ecosystems. Can litigation and advocacy protect the vulnerable peoples of the world where democracy and politics have failed? 
 

Details

Date:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time:
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://tinyurl.com/Climate-Justice-Human-Rights

Venue

110 Law Building

Organizers

Human Rights Center
Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

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