2002 Founders' Celebration Events

Human Rights and Environment Conference

March 2, 2002

This conference featured several panels of international experts discussing developments in the area of human rights and the environment. Specifically, the panels addressed the growing recognition of a human right to a healthy environment as well as environmental protection inherent in other human rights. We looked at recent developments within the UN and regional human rights systems as well as strategies for litigating environmental rights in national courts especially the Alien Tort Claims Act. Sponsors of this event included The WCL Environmental Law Program; Center for Human Rights and the Environment (CEHDA), Argentina; and Human Rights Center, University of International Cooperation (UCCI), Costa Rica.