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Published: 25 February 2022

Dear Section Members,

Please find below an invitation to a webinar also most relevant from an ethics perspective.

Kind regards, also on behalf of Farhang Tahzib and Els Maeckelberghe, peter

Kind regards,
Peter Schröder-Bäck and Farhang Tahzib, vice-presidents


Climate Change Litigation at the European Court of Human Rights

This is to inform and invite you to an on-line webinar on

21 March 2022, 2 – 4 pm GMT (London) / 3 - 5pm CET (Brussels)

Attendance is free but registration required via:

More and more people are turning to national and international courts to challenge their governments' inaction on global warming. The first applications have also arrived at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR). What hurdles do these applications have to overcome before the Court can pass judgments on the merits? What role can human rights play in the fight against global warming? Are national and international courts the right forums for such far-reaching decisions?

The online webinar will include a presentation by Professor Helen Keller, former Judge at the European Court of Human Rights and member of UN Human Rights Commission, with Professor Ole Pederson and Professor Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou as discussants.

Organised by the Law & NCD and the International Law and Human Rights Units at the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with European Public Health Association Law and Public Health Section, the UK Faculty of Public Health, and other partners.

Further information: