Conference Announcement -- Constitutional Environmental Rights
edaly at mail.widener.edu
Thu Mar 1 06:54:19 PST 2012
If anyone is working on constitutional environmental rights, here or abroad, I thought you might be interested in this upcoming workshop/colloquium.
One-Day Workshop on ConstitutionalEnvironmental Rights
Invitation to Participate
Thursday, May 31, 2012
WidenerUniversity School of Law, Wilmington, DE
On May 31, 2012, theWidener Environmental Law Center (WELC) in Wilmington, Delaware, will host aone-day scholar workshop on recent developments in constitutional environmentalrights. We invite you to attend to present a work in progress, to comment, oras an observer.
Environmental valuesand rights are featured in constitutions around the globe, addressing suchissues as preservation, re-development, sustainability, pollution abatement,climate change, energy reform, water resources, and environmental rights. Constitutionalprovisions from almost six dozen countries embed individual rights to some formof healthy, adequate or quality environment; recognize basic human rights toclean water, air, land, and environmental opportunity; guarantee environmentalparticipatory rights; or provide a right not just to, but of, nature. And morethan one-third of states in the United States explicitly purport to provide abasic civil right to a quality environment or recognize environmental concernsas a policy consideration.
The workshop willserve as a forum for discussion of works in progress. The objective is to shareideas in a relaxed setting, review and provide peer level comments about eachothers' work, and assess current developments.
The program is open to(1) scholars who are interested in sharing significant works-in-progress, suchas books, articles, and works of advocacy or constitutional reform, (2)scholars who want to provide comments to a work in progress, and (3) observerswho would like to participate in the general discussions. Confirmed participantsto date include Mark Tushnet, Bob Percival, John Dernbach, Daniel Bonilla, DavidBoyd, Markus Gehring,
Space is limited. Ifyou would like to participate, please respond by March 31, 2012, to Debbie Dantinne at dedantinne at widener.edu. Please indicate whether you would like toparticipate to share scholarship, as a commentator, or as an observer. If youwould like to share scholarship, please provide a brief abstract or descriptionof your work in progress.
Lunch and lightrefreshments are included. The program is free. Widener University School ofLaw’s Delaware campus is located roughly 10 minutes from Amtrak’s Wilmingtonstation stop, and about 30 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport.
If you have anyquestions, please contact Professors Jim May (jrmay at widener.edu), or Erin Daly (edaly at widener.edu). We hope you can join us!
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