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ON DEMAND: Climate Change & Human Rights : Legal Updates and Implications for Corporate Due Diligence
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Over the last five years, global judicial and quasi-judicial matters have increasingly heard cases that address the intersection of human rights and climate change. In September 2019, youth plaintiffs from 5 regional countries and members of the G20 with the assistance of counsel from Hausfeld, LLP and Earthjustice filed complaint with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) alleging that the member countries have not take enough action to mitigate the harms that contribute to climate change. On Nov. 30,2020, the European Court of Human Rights announced it would hear arguments that 33 European countries have not done enough to prevent the impacts of climate change and as a result have violated human rights of their citizens. In what may be one of the most impactful human rights cases before the ECHR, the body is expected to direct defendant countries to respond to the case’s arguments. These and other developments will have broad reaching implications for how corporations operate, manage supply chains, and conduct due diligence. The primary objective for this event is to educate D.C.’s legal community about the duty to address climate change as an extension of the obligation to protect and respect human rights. Panelists will offer their perspectives on the implications of these developments on human rights due diligence practices for corporations with operations and supply chain links to countries at the center of this rapidly evolving area of law.
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Sponsored by: Climate Committee of D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community
Related Communities of Interest: D.C. Bar Administrative Law and Agency Practice Community
- Michael D. Hausfeld, Founder and Chair, Hausfeld
- Salah Husseini, Associate Director, Human Rights, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
- Marc Willers QC, Garden Court Chambers, London
- Lisa Anne Hamilton, EENR, Co-Chair, Climate Subcommittee (Moderator)
|Administrative Law and Agency Practice||$20.00|
|D.C. Bar Member||$40.00|
|D.C. Bar Premium Community Member||$0.00|
|Environment, Energy and Natural Resources||$20.00|
|Law Student Community||$15.00|
|Non Profit Attorney||Standard|