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Lecture Series | 22 May, 16:15 | Yvonne Donders (Amsterdam), The Human Rights Commission and the Torre Strait Decision

Where? H14, Universität Regensburg

When? Monday 22 May 2023, 16:15-17:45

The lecture will give an overview of the UN Human Rights Committee and its work. The Torre Strait Decision is a landmark decision of the Committee in which it found that Australia's failure to adequately protect indigenous Torres Strait Islanders against adverse impacts of climate change was a breach of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Prof. Dr. Yvonne Donders is Professor International Human Rights and Cultural Diversity at the Department of International and European Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. She is also elected member of the UN Human Rights Committee.

This talk forms part of the lecture series Climate Change: Action and Law in the Global South and Beyond the West organized by Prof. Dr. Rike Krämer-Hoppe (DIMAS/Law) with Dr. Paul Vickers (DIMAS/ScienceCampus). Find the full programme here.