Doing-by-suing: Human rights and climate trials, strategic action or simply a trend?

There has been an increase in lawsuits filed against companies and authorities in many countries, where climate and human rights issues are brought before the court by organisations and others. Is the courtroom a fitting place for such battle? What are the implications - for companies, but also for employers and employees, for governments and civil society?

Contributing to the conversation is:
  • Ingerid Salvesen, journalist and chair of session
  • Vibeke Hammer Madsen, CEO, Virke
  • Truls Gulowsen, Executive director, Greenpeace Norway
  • Mark Taylor, researcher, Fafo and University of Oslo

The event is part of Arendalsuka and is hosted by SMART partner Fafo onboard the vessel MS Sandnes.

More information can be found here (in Norwegian).

 

Published July 5, 2018 1:30 PM - Last modified July 5, 2018 1:30 PM