WILJ 2018 Symposium – Sustainable Development Goals and International Law

Sustainable Development Goals and International Law: Intersections of Environmental Law, Human Rights and Environmental Justice

Friday April 6, 2018
Room 2260, UW Law School
8:30am – 5:30pm

Registration is now open! Click here to register!

Keynote speaker

Margarette May Macaulay

Commissioner Margarette May Macaulay

Overview of the symposium

This symposium seeks to discuss the three pillars of sustainable development as articulated by the global community in the Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development (1995) and endorsed later by the Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development (2002) – environmental protection, economic development and social development and discuss how SDGs intersect with them.  While the first two pillars have received considerable attention by states and scholars alike, the social pillar remains undertheorized.  The social pillar clearly intersects with human rights and environmental justice.  This symposium will discuss the SDGs and the three pillars using the intersection of environmental law, human rights and environmental justice (including climate justice) as the overarching framework.

Confirmed speakers

Dr Sumudu Atapattu, University of Wisconsin Law School
Professor Rebecca Bratspies, CUNY School of Law, New York
Professor Duncan French, University of Lincoln, U.K.
Professor Erika George, University of Utah
Professor Joshua Gellers, University of North Florida
Professor Carmen Gonzalez, Seattle University School of Law
Professor Lakshman Guruswamy, University of Colorado at Boulder
Professor Usha Natarajan, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Professor Ileana Porras, University of Miami School of Law
Professor Sara Seck, Dalhousie University, Canada
Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, University of Waterloo, Canada & CISDL
Professor Christina Voigt, University of Oslo, Norway