An Cliquet
Symposium 2050 - Challenges for Environmental Law

This symposium will take place on Tuesday 5 February 2019 in Auditorium C, Universiteitstraat 4 in Ghent.  It is organised within the framework of the International Francqui Professor Chair 2018 -19, which Alexander Gillespie holds at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University (Department of European, Public and International Law), in collaboration with the SERES (UC Louvain).


13.30 - 14.00 Coffee

14.00 - 14.05 Introduction

14.05 - 14.20 Fresh Water, Prof . Alexander Gillespie, Waikato University, New Zealand

14.20 - 14.35 Climate change, Prof. Charles-Hubert Born, UCLouvain

14.35 - 14.50 Ecological restoration, Prof. An Cliquet, Ghent University

14.50 - 15.05 Biodiversity loss, Dr. Hendrik Schoukens, Ghent University

15.05 - 15.30 Coffee

15.30 - 15.45 Land degradation, Prof. Bernard Vanheusden, Hasselt University

15.45 -16.00 Land use change, Prof. Geert Van Hoorick, Ghent University

16.00 - 16.15 Air pollution, Prof. Delphine Misonne, UCLouvain Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

16.15 - 16.30 Marine pollution, Prof. Frank Maes, Ghent University

16.30 - 16.45 General principles of environmental law, Prof. Luc Lavrysen, Ghent University

16.45 - 17.30 Questions and discussion

Attendance is free and all are welcome, but registration is required before 29 January.

Peter Van Elsuwege and Tom Ruys
CERISE Lecture and GRILI Seminar by Lauri Mälksoo

The Centre for Russian, International Socio-Political and Economic Studies at Ghent University (CERISE) is pleased to announce a lecture on 'Russian Approaches to International Law', dealing with the question whether the understanding and application of international law has specific features in Russia that other actors in the international community should be aware of. Different areas of international law such as use of force, human rights as well as international investment law will be covered in the talk.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 19.30 in Zaal Vermeylen of Convention Centrum 'Het Pand' (Onderbergen 1, Gent). Please register through the following link.

On Thursday 28 February 2019, Prof. Mälksoo will moreover participate in a GRILI lunch seminar on 'Russian approaches to the use of force in international law'. The lecture will take place between 12am and 1.30pm at the IRCP meeting room. Participation is free, but interested persons are requested to signal their attendance to Ms. Kristien Ballegeer (Kristien.Ballegeer@ugent.be).

Lauri Mälksoo is Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu in Estonia. He was sixteen years old when the USSR disintegrated and uses sources in the Russian language extensively in his research. He is a member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences and associate member of the Institut de Droit International (established in 1873 in Ghent). He is co-editor-in-chief of the Baltic Yearbook of International Law (at Brill) and has published two monographs, Illegal Annexation and State Continuity (2003) and Russian Approaches to International Law (2015), as well as co-edited the volume Russia and the ECtHR: the Strasbourg Effect.

About the institute

The Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute is a vibrant research institute, composed of ten faculty members and more than 20 doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. Its activities span the entire realm of public international law, ranging
from the law of armed
conflict and interna-
tional human rights
law, to the law of the
sea, international en-
vironmental law and
international criminal law.

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