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Ruling on Nature. Animals and the Environment...

Ruling on Nature. Animals and the Environment before the Court

organized by Daniela Berti, Vanessa Manceron et Sandrine Revet

30 June – 2 July 2022

Campus Condorcet, Bâtiment de Recherche Sud

5, Cours des Humanités – room 0.033 (ground floor)

Aubervilliers Metro: Front Populaire (Line 12)

General Schedule

Thursday, June 30

9.30 am: Coffee and Welcome

10am–12.30 pm: Monitoring and Punishing

  • Vanessa Manceron (CNRS, LESC) & Giovanni Gugg (Rulnat, LAPCOS): The Vigilantes of the Dawn. Ethnography of Bird Protection Activism in the Naples area, Italy
  • Gaëlle Ronsin (ENS, CAK) & Jérôme Michalon (CNRS, Triangle): Exceptional or Routinized Judiciarization? Registers of Expertise and Mobilization about the Judgment of Mistreatments on Seals

Discussant: Véronique Bouillier (CNRS, CEIAS)

2pm–5pm: The Rights of Nature

  • Mihnea Tanasescu (University of Bruxelles): Understanding the Rights of Nature: A Critical Introduction
  • Claire Duboscq (Rulnat, CERI): Judicializing Colombia’s Nature: Making Nation through Law?
  • Pierre Brunet (University La Sorbonne): Rights of Nature: A Multilevel Tool Box

Discussant: Isacco Turina (University of Bologna)

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Friday, July 1

10am–12.30pm: Scientific Expertise and the Court

  • Daniela Berti (CNRS,CEH): Connecting Tigers: Scientific Reports and Wildlife Politics in India
  • Sandrine Revet (CERI, SciencesPo): Equipping One’ s Claim. Expertise and Protection of the Rights of Nature and of Local Communities in the Atrato Region of Colombia

Discussant: Carolina Angel Botero (University of Los Andes, Bogota)

2pm–5pm: Of Categories and Definitions

  • Ritwick Dutta (National Green Tribunal, LIFE): India’s Three Pest Campaign: Implications of Categorising Animals as Vermins
  • Mara Benadusi (University of Catania): Running Amok. Wildness, Domestication and Captivity in Legal Struggles over Proboscideans in Sri Lanka
  • Anthony Good (University of Edinburgh): Wildcats or Wind Farms? Competing Environmental Priorities in Rural Scotland

Discussant: Joëlle Smadja (CNRS, CEH)

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Saturday, July 2

10am–12.30 pm: Activism and the Use of Law

  • Pia Bailleul (Rulnat, CEH): Radioactive Minerals in Greenland: Geological, Legal and Political Fluctuations of Nuclearity (1950-2022)
  • Karine Peschard (Geneva Academy of IHLH): Seed Activism: Challenging Biotech Patents in the Courts in Brazil and India

Discussant: Chiara Letizia (University of Montréal)

Full programme and abstracts

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