OxBHR Hybrid Seminar: Conversation with Jake White (WWF)

Event date
15 May 2024
Event time
12:30 - 13:45
Oxford week
TT 4
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights - Gilly Leventis Meeting Room

Jake White, head of legal advocacy at WWF

Notes & Changes

This event will be hybrid, taking place in-person in the Gilly Leventis Meeting Room at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and online via Zoom. Please register through the link provided above for online attendance. For in-person attendees, a light lunch will be provided.

Join us for an insightful event exploring careers in human rights and environmental advocacy. With a focus on providing a unique perspective from the civil society sector or a particular NGO, this event aims to shed light on diverse career paths and offer invaluable insights from firsthand experiences. Drawing from a rich background in human rights regulation and international work beyond Europe and North America, our speaker promises to deliver an insightful overview of career options, accompanied by practical advice and cautionary tales. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, this event offers valuable guidance and inspiration for navigating the dynamic landscape of human rights and environmental activism.

Here is the outline of the discussion:
1️⃣ Interface between environmental law and human rights law
2️⃣ Speaker's personal journey in the environment and human rights space
3️⃣ WWF's work in this space
4️⃣ Intellectual/theoretical problems in light of recent KlimaSeniorinnen decision of the ECtHR
5️⃣ Harnessing human rights expertise to tackle climate and nature challenges


Jake White trained at a regional commercial law firm and then moved into the City to practise intellectual property. However that didn’t suit so he joined government where he had 10 very stimulating years in the Government Legal Service advising on areas as varied as outer space, State aid and nuclear energy. Jake left government to join the third sector in 2012 where he worked first with Friends of the Earth and most recently at WWF where he is head of legal advocacy. He has a particular interest in equality and human rights and has worked with NGOs in the Middle East and Britain’s equality and human rights regulator (Equality & Human Rights Commission)

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Human Rights Law