Is a Habitable Planet a Human Right? Juliana v. United States: A discussion with Kelly Matheson, Jordan Diamond, Sharon Duggan et al
Panel Discussion | October 23 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Kelly Matheson, WITNESS; Sharon Duggan, Our Children's Trust; Tamara Morgenthau, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Ted Lamm, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
Jordan Diamond, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment
In the case of Juliana vs. the United States slated to be heard in US District Court this month, 21 youth plaintiffs assert that through the governments affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generations constitutional rights to life, liberty and property and failed to protect essential public trust resources. Other cases brought internationally against governments and fossil fuel corporations seek to protect the survival of people and ecosystems. Can litigation and advocacy protect the vulnerable peoples of the world where democracy and politics have failed?