Transitional Justice in a Hostile Climate

The Society's 114th Annual Meeting—and first Virtual Annual Meeting—took place June 25–26, 2020. The 2020 Annual Meeting theme, "The Promise of International Law," was an opportunity to reflect on the successes and failures of international law, while reaffirming our commitment to achieving its promise of a more just and peaceful world.

Sponsored by Intersentia Publishing Group - Organized by the Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law Interest Group

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time and it is already putting existing theories and institutions to a test. The most dramatic impact of climate change is expected to occur in marginalized communities that already have their livelihoods threatened by structural vulnerabilities and disaster. Climate change implicates issues of global justice, intergenerational ethics, distributive justice, moral, political and legal responsibility. Practices and tools from transitional justice have been used in numerous countries to address similar questions. This roundtable will explore what synergies exist between transitional justice theory and practice and climate change mitigation strategies.

Amat Alsoswa, former Yemeni Minister of Human Rights (Moderator)
Megan Bradley, McGill University
Maxine Burkett, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i
Gearóid Ó Cuinn, Global Legal Action Network
Michael Hausfeld, Hausfeld LLP
Usha Natarajan, American University in Cairo

(Speaker organizations are shown as of June 2020)