Stockholm Conference on
Law and Justice
6-9 September 2006
Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre,
at Stockholm University,
arranges an international
Conference on Environmental Law and Justice.
Please Note! This website of the 2006
Stockholm Conference on Environmental Law and Justice provides the
information that was available at the date of the Conference. Thus,
the Conference programme, abstracts of speakers etc. can still be
found, but the site has not been updated after the Conference.
Programme and Speakers
Listen to speakers: Some 25 invited prominent speakers –
scholars, judges, ambassadors etc. –
from around the world provide important, inspiring and innovative
examinations of (the notion of) justice in different legal contexts
related to health, the environment, and the use of natural resources.
Their papers range from local to global settings, and include structural and
cross-cutting aspects such as gender, trade, climate change, globalisation and North-South dimensions.
(See General Programme.)
Present Research Papers: In addition,
workshops are arranged where all participants are invited to present
research papers relating to environmental law and justice. (See
Find Information: For programme,
information, registration, contacts etc. click on the boxes at the
When and Where?
Time: 6-9 September 2006
Venue: Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Justice in Environmental Law
Considerations of justice are crucial in environmental law –
at the national as well as international level, and in local as well as
Justice in environmental contexts pertains to the distribution of benefits and burdens,
possibilities and disadvantages, but also comprises procedures and
opportunities for such distribution. While these concerns matter for the
legitimacy and effectiveness of environmental laws, deliberations of
justice are not limited to identifying "justice factors" (e.g.
procedures, standards, institutions and structures). They also include
critical questioning and analyses of what is perceived as just, and why
and by whom.
The Conference programme is planned by
the Organising Committee of:
Jutta Brunnée, University of Toronto,
Richard Falk, University of California, Santa Barbara,
Ludwig Krämer, Bremen University, and
Phoebe Okowa, Queen Mary, University of London.