Feb 15 Fri

A Symposium on the Legal Effects of Environmental Destruction on Human Rights and Global Migration

09:00AM - 04:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01-01 Grossman Hall

Environmental harm is changing the The United Nations estimates that 22.5 million people worldwide have been displaced by climate and weather-related events since 2008. These displaced persons migrate or flee from their homes, creating questions of immigration and national security law, property law, and human rights. These questions are mirrored in conflicts surrounding the environmental destruction of community lands owned by indigenous populations. What rights do these two groups, climate refugees and indigenous populations, have to their land, and how does our changing climate impact those rights? Join Washington College of Law’s Human Rights Brief and Sustainable Development Law & Policy Brief on February 15, 2019 for an exploration into the rights of populations disproportionately impacted by environmental destruction, the legal implications of environmental displacement and a discussion on how to solve this urgent environmental, political and social crisis.

Registration is free but required – please go to www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration.

2 CLE credit will be applied for upon request – cost for CLE is $110


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Washington College of Law
Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01-01 Grossman Hall
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington DC