The one-day Seminar attracted six scholarly presentations in three sessions and a concluding synthesis presentation summarising the deliberations' content. The Seminar addressed topical issues, including climate litigation and climate justice, rights of nature and a right to a clean environment while highlighting Indigenous cosmovision and worldviews that reshape our understanding of international law and of anthropocene and rights of nature through a decolonized knowledge structure.
While emphasizing the link between sustainability, climate change and Indigenous worldview, the discussions in the Seminar highlighted the role of various knowledge systems in shaping the law that does not only talk about humans but also non-human objects and their interconnectedness.
Speakers in the Seminar were Dr. Agnes Rydberg from the University of Sheffield; Dr. Leena Heinämäki and Prof. Kamrul Hossain from the University of Lapland; Prof. Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Dr Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa and Doctoral researcher Ms. Pauline Martini from the Queen Mary University of London; and Doctoral researcher Mohammad Golam Sarwar from SOAS University of London.
The Seminar attracted lively discussions after each presentation. Participants were a group of 30 scholars from early career to senior, primarily in the field of law but also in other disciplines, such as Indigenous studies and social sciences.
Read more about the seminar at the Queen Mary University of London website.