A time of exchange around the historic decision of April 2021 of the German Federal Constitutional Court

The Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace invites you to an online event on the decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court in April 2021.

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM (Paris time, UTC+2)

SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION / TRADUCCIÓN SIMULTÁNEA

The Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace is honored to invite you to a time of exchange on this unexpected decision, widely hailed as historic, rendered by the German Federal Constitutional Court, whose communication was made public on April 29.

The case has not only inspired German activists, but also similar legal actions in many other countries, including Belgium, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Britain, Switzerland and Norway.

This decision “significantly strengthens” climate action by ruling that if the government does not protect the climate, it could violate the fundamental rights of citizens. More than that, it is a landmark decision in which the German Federal Constitutional Court exercises constitutional control over the fundamental duties we have to future generations. This echoes the transgenerational approach to fundamental rights, which reflects the focus of the Chair’s scientific work on defending the rights of future generations by emphasizing a transgenerational reading of human rights.

This constitutes a Momentum for the Chair which deploys a work of scientific diplomacy at the direct request of the CNRS.

The event, organized by the Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace.

Our speakers :

Émilie Gaillard, General Coordinator of the Normandy Chair for Peace, MCFHDR Private Law SciencesPo Rennes

General presentation of the judgment and transgenerational approaches to fundamental rights and duties

Laurent Fonbaustier, Professor of Public Law at the Jean Monnet Faculty, University Paris Saclay

Constitutional Copernicus: Post-contemporary holism versus possessive individualism

Mireille Delmas Marty, Jurist, professor, member of the Institut universitaire de France, then holder of the Chair “Comparative legal studies and internationalization of law” at the Collège de France from 2002 to 2011

The two faces of global solidarity

Christian Huglo, Lawyer, Doctor of Law and specialist in environmental law and public law, specializing in particular in international pollution and environmental cases

Putting into perspective the global evolution of climate litigation

Corinne Lepage, Lawyer, former Minister for the Environment and Member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2014

Cross-readings with the Universal Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man

Françoise Tulkens, Lawyer, researcher, professor of criminal law and judge at the European Court of Human Rights from 1998 to 2012

The entry of the environment at the European Court of Human Rights

To go further :

Members

Emilie Gaillard
General Coordinator of the Chair
Laurent Fonbaustier
Associated expert

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