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for the online workshop series on December 13, 2021 and March 11 and June 3, 2022


Welcome: 9.00am – 9.30am

  • Welcome by Mingzhe Zhu (UAntwerpen)
  • Book Launch: Biodiversity Litigation (OUP, 2022)
    Guillaume Futhazar, Sandrine Maljean-Dubois, Jona Razzaque

Panel 1: 9.30am – 10.50am
Biodiversity Litigation from the Academic Perspective

  • Chair
    • Mingzhe Zhu
  • Keynote speakers
    • Charles-Hubert Born & Hendrik Schoukens (UC Louvain): Biodiversity Litigation before the CJEU
    • Ann Carette (UAnterpen): Biodiversity litigation in Belgian Courts: current situation and perspectives
    • Guillaume Futhazar (Max-Planck Institute) & Lucas Dermenghem (Green Law Advocats): Biodiversity Litigation in France  
  • Discussants:
    • Michelle Jonker-Argueta (Green Peace International)

Coffee Break: 10.50am – 11.10am

Panel 2: 11.10am – 12.30pm
Biodiversity Litigation in the Eyes of Practitioners

  • Chair
    • Jona Razzaque (UWE Bristol)
  • Keynote speakers
    • Paul Stookes (Richard Buxton Solicitors): Biodiversity Litigation in the UK
    • Andrés Pedreño (University of Murcia), Carlos de Castro (Autonomous University of Madrid) & Miguel Ángel Sánchez García (University of Murcia): The Environmental Collapse of the 'Garden of Europe': The Role of Public Regulations and Quality Standards in the Ecological Destruction of the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia
    • Soledad Gallego & Francesco Maletto (ClientEarth): The New Lisbon Airport: Biodiversity Litigation and Transboundary Protection of Migratory Birds
  • Discussants 
    • Guillaume Futhazar (Max-Planck Institute)

Brainstorming 12.30pm – 1.00pm
Strategic Biodiversity Litigation

  • Chair
    • Tomaso Ferrando (UAntwerpen)
  • ​Closing Remarks
    • Tomaso Ferrando


Participation is free of charge, but registration is necessary.

Register here for the online workshop series on biodiversity litigation.


dr. Mingzhe Zhu

​​Next sessions

  • March 11, 2022
  • June 3, 2022