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Complicating Rights of Nature

09:45 am – 5:30 pm

Harty Boardroom, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin

ENVREG’s members Amanda Byer and Alessandra Accogli are organising a one-day
workshop titled ‘Complicating Rights of Nature’. Convening a wide range of scholars, the
event intends to critically discuss the concept of Rights of Nature (RoN) in international law
and its achievements, while exploring strategies for expanding the paradigm to include
diverse and sustainable ideas about nature.
The event will be opened by a video presentation by Keynote Speaker Mr Thomas Linzey
(Senior Legal Counsel, Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights, USA).
Invited guest speakers include:
o Dr Daphina Misiedjan, Assistant Professor in Human Rights and the Environment,
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
o Dr Oluwabusayo Wuraola, Lecturer in Law at Anglia Ruskin University, United
o Dr Peter Doran, Senior Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast and founder of
Environmental Justice Network Ireland, Northern Ireland
o Mr Devin Beaulieu, PhD researcher and Anthropologist, co-founder and Director of
the Instituto de Estudios Jurídicos Indígenas y Originarios in Sucre, Bolivia
o Dr Bróna MacNeil, PhD researcher, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
o Mr Julian Suarez, PhD candidate, University College Cork, Ireland
o Ms Niamh Guiry, PhD candidate, University College Cork, Ireland
The event will take place on Thursday, 25 May 2023 and it will be hosted by UCD
Sutherland School of Law with generous financial support of the Earth Institute, the
Environmental Regulation Research Group and the Property [In]Justice Project.
Due to limited number of places available, if you are interested in attending the event, please
contact the organisers at amanda.byer@ucd.ie and alessandra.accogli@ucdconnect.ie.

UCD Sutherland School of Law

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.