The Normandy Chair for Peace on Law and Future Generations is cooperating with World Youth for Climate Justice (WYCJ) on an initiative of WYCJ to achieve an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the issue of climate protection/stabilisation and the rights of future generations.
In a series of four global webinars over the next five months, we will explore the role of climate litigation including at the ICJ, what legal question/s should be asked of the court, what law is available to support these questions, how to get the case submitted to the court and ensure that it does not get dismissed, what are the possible outcomes from a case in the court and what legal and political impacts would these have on climate policy.
Each of the webinars will be held in two sessions – one timed for participants from Asia/Pacific and the other timed for participants from the Americas/Europe/Africa/Middle East.
Webinar 3: Requesting an ICJ Advisory Opinion on Climate Change – Roads and Bridges
In the third webinar we will consider what roads are available to the ICJ and what obstacles have to be overcome on the way there. In our conversations we will also consider the importance of coalition building, campaigning and strategizing on this journey to the world’s highest court.
Discussion Question: What roads are available to the ICJ? What obstacles have to be overcome? The importance of coalition building, campaigning and strategizing