Professor Jocelyn Stacey's book argues for a reframing of environmental law. The book elaborates what the rule of law requires of decision-makers in light of our ever-present vulnerability to catastrophic environmental harm. In this talk, Professor Stacey made the case that environmental issues constitute an emergency. She argued that this emergency perspective offers important insights on the rule-of-law failures that led to the approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Author: Danielle Gallant, LLM Candidate and Environmental Justice Research Fellow 2017-2018
On February 15th, 2018, a diverse crowd assembled in the Alex Trebek Alumni Hall at the University of Ottawa. Members of Parliament and federal government workers, representatives of environmental NGOs and activists, university professors and students as well as foreign diplomatic staff gathered to address a topic at the convergence of their varied perspectives: the recognition of environmental rights in Canada. The presentations of many distinguished Canadian and international speakers, as well as their panel discussions, fostered stimulating debates and ultimately presented a convincing argument in favour of formalizing these rights as soon as possible.
The Environmental Law Students' Association, the "Association du droit de l'environnement et du droit autochtone de l'Université d'Ottawa", the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability, the Ecojustice Environmental Law Clinic, and the Brian Dickson Law Library are excited to organise the uOttawa Faculty of Law's first Environmental Law Research-o-thon on 14 March 2018!
The Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability co-hosted the first symposium on environmental rights in Canada with the David Suzuki Foundation, Ecojustice, and the the University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre.
On November 15, 11:30 am–1:00 pm Aimée Craft, assistant professor at the Faculty of Law, and Laurie Chan, Canada Research Chair in Toxicology and Environmental Health, will give a talk entitled, "Honouring the Water Walkers: Indigenous Peoples and Access to and Protection of Water".