Dr. Aubin Nzaou-Kongo will lecture on the topic: ‘L'argument juridique des acteurs non-étatiques dans le contentieux climatique devant les juridictions étrangères’ at the University of Lyon 3 - Jean Moulin, School of Law, in the frame of the Global Law on Climate Change Program. This topic which is nearly translated into English ‘The legal argument of non-state actors in climate litigation before foreign jurisdictions’, will revolve around the way the current development of climate litigation is shaping a chapter of Climate Change Law and Policy, and conveying Climate Change Law and Policy throughout its new destiny, by way of empowerment and self-reliance when it comes to its relationships with the classical environmental law. He also will underline the whole benefit of being part of the endeavor of constructing climate litigation as an emerging discipline, which faces non-linear development, language and geographical barriers, unavailability of decisions in certain regions: jurisdictional roles being unavailable or the means of dissemination being specific in some extent.
In this regard, Dr. Aubin Nzaou-Kongo will address a variety of matters, including the nature of the dispute brought before judges as regards climate litigation, the legal basis, and standing, justiciability, constitutionality and legality of climate policies, the standard of judicial review, scientific justifications, technical performances, the complexity of climate litigation, technical expertise of non-state actors and new technical problems posed by this compound.
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