Extreme weather conditions caused by climate change have strengthened the intensity and scale of natural disasters and demonstrated that ‘no corner of the globe is immune from the devastating consequences of climate change.’ As an effort to address climate change, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) established the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With its first meeting in Berlin in 1995, the Conference of the Parties (COP) has taken place yearly and has produced the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and the Paris Agreement in 2015.
Against this backdrop, the KICJ will host its 8th International Forum and invites experts from academia and practitioners to discuss if formal criminal investigations, trials, and imposition of criminal sanctions can contribute to the tackling the challenge of the climate crisis and whether criminal law is an appropriate medium for approaching the climate crisis.
ㅇ Presentation Topics
I. Keynote Address: “Climate Criminal Law” as a Future Law Concept: Is the criminal law the last resort to tackle the climate crisis?
II. Presentation 1: Trends in the Discussion of Environmental Criminal Law (also known as Climate Criminal Law or Green Criminal Law) and its Prospects
III. Presentation 2: The Movement to Make Ecocide as the International Crime
ㅇ Date: December 9, 2021 16:00-18:40 KST / 08:00-10:40 CET
ㅇ Keynote Speaker:
- Helmut Satzger (Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
- Jee-Young Yun (Senior Research Fellow, Korean Institute of Criminology and Justice)
- Hirokazu Kawaguchi (Professor, Meiji University Department of Law)
- Magali Bobbio (Associate Legal Officer, International Criminal Court)
- Ye-Yong Choi (Director, Asian Citizen's Centre for Environment and Health)
- Seung-Jun Lee (Professor, Chungbuk National University Law School)
- Won-Sang Lee (Professor, Chosun University College of Law)