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Inter-active seminar event on 17th March 2017, Friday   

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A one day inter-active seminar on ‘The Impact of Armed Conflict on the Environment and Natural Resources: A Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 Perspective’ was held on 17th March 2017 at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. The event was organised by Dr Onita Das, Professor Jona Razzaque, Evadne Grant and Elena Blanco from the Department of Law at UWE, Bristol. The seminar co-funded by the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) and the UWE Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR),

The event consisted of four speakers drawn from academia and the voluntary sector presenting papers on a number of topics relevant to the overarching theme of event. Doug Weir (Toxic Remnants of War Project, Manchester) delivered a presentation on ‘Can the SDGs provide a framework for mainstreaming the environmental dimensions of armed conflict?’; Dr Sascha-Dominik Bachmann (University of Bournemouth) presenting on ‘Hybrid Warfare: Eco threats as security threats and the protection of the environment during hostilities’; Professor Karen Hulme (University of Essex) presenting on ‘Achieving SDG 16: Natural resources, good environmental governance and environmental human rights’ and finally, Professor Jona Razzaque (University of the West of England, Bristol) presented on ‘Sustainable investment and natural resources’.

Discussants from the law, politics and business faculties at UWE, Bristol, responded to each paper. Both discussants and the other attending participants (ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate students, UWE academics and law practitioners) provided excellent commentary and raised thought provoking questions, facilitating in depth discussion on the sub-topics presented. The seminar was well received by the speakers, discussants and participants.

Inter-University Environmental Law Student Conference on 22nd March 2017, Wednesday at Cardiff University

Students from UWE Law School participate in the 3rd Annual Inter-University Environmental Law Student Conference at Cardiff Law School on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

The Conference gives students from Cardiff, Swansea, Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol the chance to present about various topics.
Second and final year law students Sofia Anne John, Siddique Pathan, and Kayla Creque presented on topics ranging from ‘sustainable development in post armed conflict’ to ‘the relevance of sustainable development to climate change’.
The students found it an enjoyable experience and an exciting opportunity to showcase and listen to various perspectives on environmental law.


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