Call for papers: International Human Rights Courts and Bodies at the Edge of the Climate Tipping Point

The Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the LSE, the University of Stirling and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU invite abstract submissions that address the potentials and limits of international human rights courts and quasi-judicial bodies to tackle questions concerning the climate crisis from legal, critical, normative and socio-legal perspectives.

The workshop, which will take place on 9 - 10 June 2021, is open to both established and early-career scholars and practitioners, including advanced PhD students. It welcomes submissions from researchers of human rights law and fundamental rights as well as from those working at the crossroads of law and other disciplines, including political philosophy, political science, sociology and anthropology. Single case and comparative case studies are both welcome.

Download the call for papers.

Interested participants should provide an abstract in Word format of no more than 500 words. Together with their abstracts, applicants should provide the following information: first name/family name, affiliation, the title of the proposed paper and email address. To submit an abstract please write to fundamentalrights[at]hertie-school[dot]org by 10 January 2021 with the heading ‘Submission Climate Crisis Workshop’.

Workshop organisers:

  • Juan Auz and Bașak Çalı, Centre for Fundamental Rights, Hertie School
  • César Rodriguez Garavito, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University 
  • Annalisa Savaresi, University of Stirling
  • Joana Setzer, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics