How can institutional mechanisms safeguard for tomorrow, today?

Event date
21 October 2014
Event time
14:00 - 18:00
Oxford week
Oxford Martin School - Seminar Room 2

Why is intergenerational equity not better reflected in our policies? Why are calls on policymakers to extend their concern beyond short-term election cycles so ineffective? On 21 October, a year on from the release of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations' Report ‘Now for the Long Term’, the conference will examine these questions and survey options for better embedding a long-term perspective in our institutions.

Two sessions will evaluate innovative mechanisms and tools for re-orienting our practices towards the future. The effectiveness and legitimacy of various measures such as ombudspersons for future generations or improved reporting methods will be assessed by leading practitioners and theorists.


Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School
Peter Davies, Wales’ Commissioner For Sustainable Future
Oras Tynkkynen, Vice-Chair, Finnish Committee for the Future
Catherine Pearce, Director Future Justice, World Future Council
Simon Caney, Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations, University of Oxford
Juliana Bidadanure, Political and Social Sciences Department, European University Institute, Florence
Jörg Tremmel, Institute for Political Science, University of Tübingen
Peter Lawrence, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania

The conference is free and open to all and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Please register here.

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Human Rights Law