Environmental Law Program

Academic and Judicial Perspectives on the IUCN

IMG_20160906_172108853_HDRTuesday evening (Sept. 6), the William S. Richardson School of Law had the pleasure of hosting four panelists: Professor LeRoy Paddock, University of Washington; Professor Lin Harmon (Scholar at Lewis & Clark Law School and President of the Ethical Future Institute in Oregon); The Honorable Merideth Wright (retired Judge, Vermont Environmental Court); and Professor Koh Kheng-Lian, Singapore National University. Read the full post »

Tony Oposa Intergenerational Moot Court

ICJ4ICJ_alyssaELP Director David M. Forman ’93 and Associate Dean Denise Antolini, along with Professor Nicholas A. Robinson and Jullee Kim of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in New York, convened the first Tony Oposa Intergenerational Moot Court at the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court yesterday, on the first day of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress. Law students from France, Brazil, South Korea, the Philippines, and the U.S. (New York and Hawaiʻi) made oral submissions before a panel of mock judges representing the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The question presented for an ICJ Advisory Opinion concerned “the responsibility of States under international law to address the global climate crisis for the benefit of present and future generations.” Read the full post »

Ben Boer: The 2016 Sustainable Development Goals and the Environmental Rule of Law

On August 30, the William S. Richardson School of Law had the pleasure of presenting Ben Boer, Deputy Chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), as its featured speaker. Read the full post »

Dr. Nilufer Oral discusses IUCN Congress & International Environmental Law

Nilufer Oral - ThinkTechSherry Broder discussed the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress and International Environmental Law with Dr. Nilufer Oral from Bilgi University in Istanbul on ThinkTechHawaii.  Read the full post »

A Dawn for Recovering Customary Environmental Law

SONY DSCAloha! The World Conservation Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature has been instrumental in attaining IUCN’s mission, of a just international order that values and conserves nature. Read the full post »

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