Oceans, Justice & Human Rights Conference, 3 – 5 November 2022 (hybrid), LDRN / NMU Public Law / Warwick Law School / SARChI Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa / SA International Maritime Institute / Coastal and Marine Research Institute

On 3 – 5 November, LDRN partner institutions Nelson Mandela University Department of Public Law and Warwick University School of Law will host the Oceans, Justice and Human Rights Conference in a hybrid format – in conjunction with LDRN, as well as the SARChI Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa, the South African International Maritime Institute and the Coastal and Marine Research Institute. The physical event will take place at the NMU Ocean Sciences Campus in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.

The conference will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussions about the relationship between the oceans, justice and human rights, and will cover a wide range of issues related to ocean governance, including sustainability, development, climate change, the human rights of people living in close proximity to the ocean and impacted upon by environmental violations, and climate and environmental justice.

Keynote addresses

Prof. David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment (3 November)

Prof Erik Franckx, Chair of the International and European Law Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (4 November)

The conference will otherwise be comprised of  90-minute sessions combining presentations and panel discussions on 3 – 4 November, followed by a stakeholder/community engagement session on Saturday 5 November.

We hope many members of the LDRN community will be able to join us for this exciting event, whether in person or online!

Further programme details

To join online via Zoom:

3 November

4 November

5 November

Meeting ID: 449 307 2424

Passcode: Justice