Catherine Redgwell speaks on the role of international courts
On 21 November 2016 Catherine Redgwell (second left in picture) spoke in Stockholm on 'The role of international courts and tribunals in resolving climate-change related disputes' at a conference on 'Bridging the Climate Change Policy Gap: The Role of International Law and Arbitration' co-sponsored by the International Bar Association, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Branch of the International Chamber of Commerce. Her presentation led off a session analysing the use of existing legal norms to address climate change targets, and was chaired by Martin Doe Rodriguez (first left), Senior Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The conference built, inter alia, on the 2014 Report of the IBA's Climate Change Justice and Human Rights Task Force of which she was a member.
On 25 October Professor Redgwell presented a keynote lecture on ‘Sustainable Development of Energy and Natural Resources’ at the third annual conference of the Nigerian Branch of the International Law Association in Abuja. Organised by the Natural Resources Committee of the Branch, the general theme of the conference was ‘Emerging Developments in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector: International Law Responses, Policy Issues, and Adaptability’ and was attended by academics, private practitioners, corporate counsel, and government legal advisers from across the region. The conference is part of the longer-term goal of the Committee to promote sustainable resource governance, extractive industry transparency, and environmental protection in resource development in Nigeria.