Harnessing the law to protect the planet – the case for an International Court for the Environment

26 Feb 2021 1700 - 1800 GMT

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A webinar presented by the IBA’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)

This webinar has been arranged jointly by the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association and the Coalition for an International Court for the Environment, and aims to start a discussion on how the legal system needs to adapt in order to combat environmental issues ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is due to be held in Glasgow in November 2021. The report of the IBA Presidential Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights recommended progress towards a permanent International Court for the Environment to allow for more litigation on climate change and environmental issues. Moderated by Baroness Kennedy QC, the webinar will bring together key thinkers on environmental law to debate this.


  • Baroness Helena Kennedy QC Director, IBA Human Rights Institute, London; Co-Chair, IBA Climate Change Justice and Human Rights Task Force


  • Kristin Casper Interim General Counsel, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam
  • David Estrin Environmental Law Specialist, Toronto, Ontario; Co-Chair, IBA Climate Change Justice and Human Rights Task Force
  • Stephen Hockman QC Six Pump Court Chambers, The Temple, London
  • Maya Steinitz Professor, The University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
Supported by
ice coalition


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