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Book Launch & Discussion

Monday 24 February 2020
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University cordially invites you to the book launch of:

Compensation for Environmental Damage Under International Law

By Dr Jason Rudall

Inspired by recent litigation, this book identifies and critically appraises the manifold and varied approaches to calculating compensation for damage caused to the environment. It examines a wide range of practice on compensation - in general and specifically for environmental damage - from that of international courts and tribunals, as well as international commissions and regimes, to municipal approaches and other disciplines such as economics and philosophy.

Compensation for Environmental Damage Under International Law synthesizes these approaches with a view to identifying their blind spots, bringing clarity to an area where there exists broad discrepancy, and charting best practices that appropriately balance the manifold interests at stake. In particular, it is argued that best practice methodologies should ensure compensation serves to fully repair the environment, reflect the emerging ecosystems approach and any implications environmental damage may have for                                                                                           climate change, as well as take into account                                                                                                       relevant equitable considerations.

Keynote Speaker

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes is Professor of International Law and International Organization at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). She is also a Titular Member of the Institute of International Law. Her areas of expertise include international environmental law, the law of international organizations, international economic law, and international dispute settlement. She serves as a counsel and arbitrator in various dispute settlement procedures, including the International Court of Justice, WTO, and ICSID. She is also an advisor to various international organizations, including the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, and the International                                Labour Organization.

Please register for the event by sending an email to grotiuscentre@law.leidenuniv.nl.

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