Co-sponsored by:

ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law

                        

gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (UK) 

Programme

12:00-12:45 Walk-in &Lunch

Opening by Professor Marcel Brus, Chair of Public International Law, University of Groningen

12:45-14:15  Track 1: Financing the SDGs through International law

 

Chair: Professor Brigit Toebes, Department of International Law, University of Groningen

A Critical Reappraisal of the “Obligation to Fulfil” Human Rights in Light of SDG Resource Needs and Constraints

Marlies Hesselman Lecturer in International Law, Department of International Law, University of Groningen

 

China's Move towards Universal Health Coverage: A Human Rights Reflection on the "Sanming Model"

Eva Zhang PhD Candidate, Department of International Law, University of Groningen

 

Trade & Environment: An Analysis of the Unfinished WTO Environmental Goods Agreement (EGS) in Conjunction with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement

Professor Paolo Davide Farah John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics, West Virginia University (USA) & gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (UK) 

 

Financing Clean Energy Projects – Investment Decisions and the Role of international Investment Law

Jaap Waverijn & Cees Verburg PhD Candidates, University of Groningen, Groningen Centre for Energy Law

14:15-14.45 Coffee/Tea Break

14:45-17:00   Track 2: The Right to Science in Technology & Knowledge Transfer

 

Chair: Professor Therese Murphy, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast (UK)

 

Exploring the Relationship between the Right to Science, IP and Engaging with Climate Change

Professor Abbe Brown (remote participation) Professor in Intellectual Property, School of Law, University of Aberdeen (UK)

 

Is the Right to Science the Missing Key to Realising the Transfer and Development of Technology in the SDGs?

Dr Mando Rachovitsa Assistant Professor of International Law, Department of International Law, University of Groningen

 

Access to Medicines, the Sustainable Development Goals, and Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations

Dr Jennifer Sellin Assistant Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

 

The Logical Pathologies of the Regime on Technology Transfer

Gustavo Arosemena & Silviya Chakarova PhD Candidate, Maastricht University & Luxembourg Investment Solutions respectively

 

The Right to Science and TNCs: Access to Data Collected by Private Entities for Research Purposes

Dr Jaroslaw Greser Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan (Poland)

 

Financial Institutions for Innovation into New Medicine and Participation of Human Rights Holders

Dr Shamiso Zinzombe (remote participation)

17:00-18:00 Drinks & ideas on collaboration

To register or for any inquiries please contact co-organisers Mando Rachovitsa and Marlies Hesselman at sbb-int@rug.nl.

Conference program