Feb 13

International Symposium, 25-26 October 2018, Brisbane – “Exploring our Legal Relationship with the Living World: Caring for Country, Rights of Nature and Legal Personhood”

This 2 day international symposium will bring people together from around the world, to share their knowledge and insights about how ancient and emerging ecological law and governance systems are working in the 21st century, and what more can be done to strengthen ecological governance, and respond to the escalating environmental crises, in the coming decades.

For more information, visit our Symposium webpage

CALL FOR PROPOSALS CLOSES 4 JUNE 2018 – CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR CONFERENCE PROPOSAL

Guest speakers include:

  • Associate Adjunct Professor Mary Graham - University of Queensland and Kombu-merri First Nations Peoples
  • Professor Irene Watson - Professor of Law and Pro Vice Chancellor Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy, , University of South Australia Business School. Professor Watson belongs to the Tanganekald, Meintangk Boandik First Nations Peoples, of the Coorong and the south east of South Australia (via internet)
  • The Hon. Justice Brian Preston - Chief Judge of the NSW Land and Environment Court
  • Cormac Cullinan - South African Lawyer and author of Wild Law
  • Professor Klaus Bosselmann - University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Professor Jacinta Ruru - Otago University Law School and Co-Director of Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, New Zealand's Maori Centre of Research Excellence.  Jacinta is Māori, of Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Maniapoto descent.
  • Mari Margil, Attorney and International Programs, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) - via internet
  • Dr Anne Poelina - is the Managing Director of Madjulla Inc.; a Nyikina Traditional Custodian from the Mardoowarra, Lower Fitzroy River in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia; and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with Notre Dame University
  • Hugo Ivan Echeverria - Lawyer, Ecuador
  • Dr Virginia Marshall, Australian National University and author of "Overturning Aqua Nullius"
  • Lisa Mead - Earth Law Alliance, United Kingdom
  • Dr Geoff Garver - McGill University, Canada
  • Ross Williams - Bindal/Juru First Nations Peoples
  • Dr Erin O’Donnell - Melbourne Law School, Australia
  • Valentine Nona - Djiru First Nations Peoples
  • Dr Michelle Maloney, Australian Earth Laws Alliance

Other speakers from India, Colombia, the US and New Zealand will be confirmed soon.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

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