The Contemporary Crossroads between the Human Right to Water and the Legal Personhood of Water under International Law
Monday, March 27, 2023 13:00to14:30
NCDH 100 (Moot Court)
Inter Gentes and the Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion entitled The Contemporary Crossroads between the Human Right to Water and the Legal Personhood of Water under International Law. In acknowledgement of the World Day for Water, this event will explore both how the global climate crisis has impacted human rights to natural resources like water and how, contrary to a traditional anthroprocentric focus of the right to water, the increased legal personification of nature has inspired more pluralistic legal philosophies.
Our Panelists Include:
- Dr. David R Boyd, previous UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment and author of “The Rights of Nature: A Legal Revolution that Could Save the World”
- Adv. Wayne Garnons-Williams, founding president of the International Inter-tribal Trade and Investment Organisiation, specializing in sustainable economic development and Tribal Trade.
- Yenny Vega Cardenas, PhD in Water Law, president of the International Observatory of Nature Rights and author of “La construction du statut juridique de l’eau au Canada et au Mexique”
- Kayley Laura Lata, Head of Political Affairs at The International Observatory of Nature Rights and lecturer on the rights of Nature to political parties and environmental organizations.
The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. Coffee and pastries will be served. No registration is required.