Annual General Meeting on 02-11-2018

Climate Change

Options And Duties Under International Law

Annual Meeting of The

Royal Netherlands Society of International Law

On Friday 2 November 2018 At 1:30 P.M.

Room 2.02 (klein auditorium), wijnhavengebouw,
Campus The Hague, Leiden University
Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DP The Hague


prof. dr. Ellen Hey and dr. Federica Violi
The Hard Work of Regime Interaction: – Climate Change and Human Rights

prof. mr. dr. Jaap Spier
Private Law as a Crowbar for Coming to Grips with Climate Change?

prof. mr. dr. Fred H.A. Soons
An Ocean under Stress:  Climate Change and the Law of the Sea

mr. Roger H.J. Cox
mr. Roger Cox has been invited to deliver a presentation on procedural aspects of climate related court cases, based on his personal experience as a practising lawyer.  In his book Revolution Justified (2011) mr. Cox defended the position that the state can be held liable under private law for failing to take its responsibility for the climate.  He represented Urgenda when it won its climate case against the State of the Netherlands in 2015 (the decision was upheld on appeal this month) and currently he heads the legal team of Friends of the Earth (Milieudefensie) who are preparing a case against Shell based on its obligations under the Paris Agreement.

  • At 1:00 P.M. the Annual General Meeting of the KNVIR will be held, to which only members are admitted.
  • The presentation of the biennial François Prize will take place immediately following the members-only part of the meeting, at approximately 1:30 P.M.
  • Non-members interested in the subject of the meeting are welcome to attend the presentation of the François Prize, as well as the presentations and the discussion of the papers.
  • The presentations and discussion will be held in English.
  • Coffee and tea will be available from 12:30 P.M. onwards.
The printed version of the papers has been published by T.M.C. Asser Press in The Hague.

Members have received the papers via regular mail.

KNVIR Preadviezen October 2018