September 30, 2010
Professors Svitlana Kravchenko and John Bonine Represent Oregon Law Abroad
Professors Svitlana Kravchenko and John Bonine recently attended the 8th Annual Colloquium of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)Academy of Environmental Law from September 14-17, in Ghent, Belgium. The theme for the 2010 colloquium was Linkages between Biodiversity and Climate Change.
Both professors presented on a panel titled, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Human Rights I. As part of the panel, Professor Kravchenko delivered a presentation on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Human Rights: Impact, Synergy, and Confluence,” while Professor Bonine presented on “Enhancing Citizen Litigation to Protect Biodiversity.”
Cholatee Watanawejvijit, a 2010 LL.M. graduate from Oregon Law, also was in attendance at the colloquium presenting on “The Feasibility of Using Compulsory Patent Licensing in Combating Climate Change and Preserving Biodiversity,” as part of a panel titled, Access and Benefit-sharing of Biological Diversity and Technology Transfer.
The IUCN, founded in 1948, endorsed the formation of the Academy of Environmental Law at its first colloquium in 2003 in recognition of the importance of promoting teaching and research in environmental law at the university level. Oregon Law is a charter member of the academy.
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (Following this link takes you outside the University of Oregon website)