Environmental Dispute Resolution and Small States

Environmental Dispute Resolution and Small States

Speaking Engagement

centerforsmallstatesWilmerHale and the Centre for Small States are delighted to invite you to a two-day conference in London on environmental dispute resolution and small states.

The aim of this two-day conference is to bring together representatives of Small States, government officials, academics and NGOs, as well as lawyers who are involved in dispute resolution in or for Small States (defined as those states with a population of 1.5 million or less). Conference participants will explore how (international) environmental dispute resolution can be used to combat climate change or environmental degradation and will discuss how Small States can obtain reparation for suffered environmental and/or climate change damage.

Many Small States are small island states. Climate change presents unique challenges to those states in particular. The difficulties that all countries face in effectively coping with the impact of climate change or environmental issues are exacerbated in Small (island) States because of their geographical area, isolation and exposure.

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Schedule:
Thursday, 6 September 2018 | 09:00–17:00 BST
Friday, 7 September 2018 | 09:00–17:30 BST

Keynote speakers:

  • Lord Carnwath, Justice of The Supreme Court, United Kingdom
  • Graham Dunning QC, Barrister, Essex Court Chambers, London 

Keynote panel:

  • Eden Charles, former Ambassador at Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations
  • Teleiai Dr Lalotoa Mulitalo, Executive Director, Samoa Law Reform Commission
  • Elisabeth Mrema, Director, United Nations Environment Programme

Confirmed Speakers & Chairs:

  • Dr Maria Banda, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  • Sir David Baragwanath, KNZM QC
  • James Bridgeman SC, President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
  • Stuart Bruce, Senior Associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London
  • Dr Petra Butler, Co-Director, Centre for Small States and Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Dr Alejandra Torres Camprubi, Foley Hoag, Paris
  • Alberto Costi, Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Steven Finizio, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London
  • Dr Johanne Fischer, Executive Secretary, South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation
  • Desley Horton, Senior Associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London
  • Catherine Iorns, Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Dr Ilan Kelman, Professor, University College London
  • Dr Radika Kumar, Lecturer, University of the South Pacific
  • Penehuro Lefale, Director at LeA International, Wellington, Nobel Prize 2007
  • Jonathan Lim, Senior Associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London
  • Carina Alcoberro Llivina, Associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London
  • Scott MacDonald, Principal, Ramboll, Princeton
  • Teresa Mackey, Marine Research Fellow, Sargasso Sea Commission, Washington DC
  • Annette Magnusson, Secretary General, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
  • José Rafael Mata Dona, Arbitrator in independent practice, Brussels
  • Simon Milnes, Barrister, 20 Essex Street, London
  • James Neill, Barrister, Landmark Chambers, London
  • Frank Paulson, Chair, Law Reform Commission Solomon Islands
  • Suzanne Spears, Partner, Volterra Fietta, London
  • Monica Feria Tinta, Barrister, 20 Essex Street, London
  • Dr Orsolya Toth, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
  • Ana Tuiketei, Visiting Foreign Lawyer, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London
  • Dr Troy Waterman, Lecturer, University of West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

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