The Distinguished Professorial Address: Professor Elisa Morgera: Under the Radar: Fair and Equitable Benefit-sharing – March 23rd

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The Bristol Law School invites you to Professor Elisa Morgera’s Distinguished Professorial Address: “Under the Radar: Fair and Equitable Benefit-sharing and the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Connected to Natural Resources” on Thursday 23rd March.

Elisa Morgera is Professor of Global Environmental Law at  Strathclyde Law School in Glasgow and Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance.

She is leading the ERC-funded BENELEX project on fair and equitable benefit-sharing at the crossroads of international human rights law, international environmental law (biodiversity, climate change, watercourses, land and agriculture) and the law of the sea.

Her address will focus on the little-noticed cross-fertilization between international environmental law and international human rights law. In addition, how  fair and equitable sharing of benefits is emerging as an inherent component of the human rights of indigenous peoples and local communities that may be affected by traditional forms of natural resource extraction and by nature conservation measures.

While such cross-fertilization is still incipient, exploring the full potential for a mutually supportive interpretation of benefit-sharing in the natural resource sector serves to illuminate the over-looked interplay of benefit-sharing with impact assessment, consent, and compensation, both in terms of States’ due diligence, as well as business responsibility to respect human rights.

Elisa’s address will take place on Thursday 23rd March in 4B031 on Frenchay Campus. More information on the event and the registration page can be found here.

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