The 1972 Stockholm Declaration at Fifty: Reflecting on a Half-Century of International Environmental Law


The University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk International Law Center will be hosting its annual Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law conference on October 8, 2021. The 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment produced the "Stockholm Declaration," an environmental manifesto that forcefully declared a human right to environmental health and birthed the field of modern international environmental law. In celebration of its 50th anniversary volume, the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law is convening this event to reflect on the first 50 years of international environmental law and the lessons this history may hold for the future. The conference organized according to the three themes of Principle 1 of the Stockholm Declaration, including panels on the rights-based approach to environmental protection; anti-racism, decolonization, and environmental protection; and international environmental law’s future. It will feature a keynote address by Dinah Shelton, the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law Emeritus, George Washington University School of Law.

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Date and Location

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 9:00am to 6:00pm