November 14-15, 2020

Negotiating Institutional Transformation: International and Comparative Approaches to Justice in Environmental Protection

Supported by The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund
in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal


Role of Justice in UN institutions

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 3:30pm

The United Nations, especially in domestic U.S. politics, has come in for some heavy scrutiny.  As the forum for states to engage one another on the level playing field of sovereignty, it is sometimes possible to succumb to the illusion that power is placed in the closet in the service of reasoned discourse. While power still has a significant background role, norms of equality and relative transparency yield access to engaged discussions about justice. How is the idea of justice constructed in this uniquely global discourse? How is it manifested in the work of UN institutions?


Daniel Bodansky


Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University


Dan Esty

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale School of the Environment and Yale Law School; and Director, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy


Michaela Foster

Ph.D. Candidate in the School of the Environment at Yale University