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Kingsland Conference III: The Aarhus Convention Coming of Age?

21 Today!  Celebrate the Aarhus Convention's Birthday.

21 years ago to the day the Aarhus Convention was signed in Denmark.  Leading EU and environmental law chambers, Francis Taylor Building team up again with the Centre of European Law at King's College London host their third Kingsland Conference.  The highly successful Kingsland Conference series turns now to examine the practical and legal impacts of the Aarhus Convention on international and domestic law.

Co-convened by Gregory Jones QC and Dr Áine Ryall, Centre for Law & the Environment, University College Cork and Vice-Chair of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, the conference brings together leading practitioners, judiciary and academics in a full day conference on the Aarhus Convention. The conference will be chaired by the Rt Hon Lord Justice Lindblom.

Speakers and topics:
  • Keynote address - the Aarhus Convention: Coming of Age? - Dr Áine Ryall, Centre for Law & the Environment, University College Cork.
  • International Law Origins and Scope of the Aarhus Convention  - Gregory Jones QC, Charles Streeten both of Francis Taylor Building.
  • The effective use of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee - Fiona Marshall, Secretary to the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
  • Aarhus and Environmental Democracy - Dr Emily Barritt, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Almaty, Escazu and the International Impacts of the Aarhus Convention - Dr Richard Caddell, Cardiff University.
  • Aarhus and the EU - Professor Peter Oliver, Member Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, barrister Monckton Chambers.
  • Impact of Environmental Information on Compulsory Purchase and Major Infrastructure Projects - Gregory Jones QC, Horatio Waller both of Francis Taylor Building.
  • Aarhus Costs from an English Perspective - Simon Ricketts, parter at Town Legal LLP.
  • Limitation Periods and Standing - David Graham, Franics Taylor Building.
  • Interlocutory and Final Remedies - Sarah Sackman, Francis Taylor Building.
  • Practice and Procedure before the Compliance Committee - David Hart QC, 1 Crown Office Row.
  • Aarhus in Scotland - Dr Benjamin Christman, Legal Services Agency, Glasgow.
  • Aarhus in Northern Ireland - Gregory Jones QC and Simon Turbitt BL, both of the Bar Library Belfast.
  • Aarhus in Ireland - Tom Flynn BL, Law Library, Dublin.
  • Applying Aarhus - Rules and Guidance - Richard Honey and Merrow Golden both of Francis Taylor Building.

The full programme can be downloaded here.


The charge for this seminar is £75 per delegate and bookings can be made online.

Free places are available for full-time academics, NGOs, community action groups, public sector employees and students.  Please email Christine Copping to book a free place.


The conference will start at 9.00am and will end at 5.45pm.


Venue: Bush House, Kings College London
Event Speakers: Gregory Jones QC, Dr Áine Ryall
CPD: 6 Hours minimum
Cost: The standard charge for this seminar is £75 per delegate and bookings can be made online. Discounted places are available - please refer to information above. Book now