Environmental Law Program

ELP Colloquium Series: Featuring Antonio A. Oposa, Jr.

Antonio A. Oposa, Jr. picturePlease join ELP for our first colloquium of the semester, featuring Antonio A. Oposa, Jr., one of Asia’s leading voices in the global arena of environmental law. In Minors Oposa v. Factoran (1993), the Philippine Supreme Court gave standing to the petitioners-children to take legal action on their behalf and on behalf of generations yet unborn, enforcing the principle of inter-generational responsibility. In 2008, after a ten-year legal battle against twelve Philippine government agencies, he won another unprecedented case to compel these agencies to clean up Manila Bay. Attorney Oposa will speak about youth-led global legal action on climate change, in addition to the “Road Revolution” that seeks to reform transportation systems so that “those who have less in wheels . . . have more in road.”

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Moot Court Room, 11:35 am – 1:00 pm
Light refreshments will be provided beginning at 11:35 am.

RSVP to elp@hawaii.edu to help us with the food count. Please feel free to show up even if you do not RSVP!

Environmental Law Program Faculty and Research Associates:
Interim ELP Director David Forman
Onaona Thoene, Teri Wright, Shae Kamakaʻala, and Kevin Richardson