Bar Council of Uttarakhand                                                                                 And            ...
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Conference on Climate Change and Human Rights: In the Light of Indian Constitution on 13th and 14th August, 2011

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The conference will bring together leading experts, policymakers and Government Officials to discuss, Human rights violation due to changing climate, Locate state responsibility and notion of ‘Welfare State’ in a climate constrained world, Constraints to meet the MDGs and minimum policy man-dates under Chapter IV of Constitution of India, Fundamental Rights violation due to Climate change, Role of Judiciary and Legal fraternity in ensuring protection of societies from adverse effect of climate change & Climate related movement and security challenges

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Conference on Climate Change and Human Rights: In the Light of Indian Constitution on 13th and 14th August, 2011

  1. 1. Bar Council of Uttarakhand And University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Brings to you a conference on Climate Change and Human Rights: In the Light of Indian ConstitutionVenue: Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, Nainital Date: 13th and 14th August 2011 The conference will bring together leading experts, Background: “Man has the fundamental right to freedom, equality policymakers and Government Officials to discuss: and adequate conditions of life, in an environment of a quality that per- mits a life of dignity and well-being, and he bears solemn responsibility Human rights violation due to changing climate to protect and improve the environment, for present and future genera- tions...” Locate state responsibility and notion of ‘Welfare State’ The impacts of climate change have important implications for the hu- in a climate constrained world man rights recognized in international human rights instruments, Constraints to meet the MDGs and minimum policy man- including the Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR), as codified in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights dates under Chapter IV of Constitution of India (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Fundamental Rights violation due to Climate change Political Rights (ICESCR), as well as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Role of Judiciary and Legal fraternity in ensuring protec- Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Resolution 10/4 of the tion of societies from adverse effect of climate change United Nations Human Rights Council on Human Rights and Climate Change further recognized that ‘the adverse effects of climate change Climate related movement and security challenges have a range of direct and indirect implications for the effective enjoyment of human rights and that the effects of climate change will be felt most acutely by those segments of the population that are already vulnerable owing to geography, gender, age, indigenous or minority Conference Sessions: status and disability’. Under these Treaties, the State has the primary duty not only to respect the covered rights, but to protect and fulfill Climate Change and Rights Issue these rights through positive action. All Parties to the international hu- man rights conventions are obligated to take measures to prevent the vio- Climate Change and Development Constraints lation of climate change-affected rights. Climate Change and Role of Judiciary Papers are invited on conference themes for panel discussion Please send extended abstract (700-1000 words) with short profile to rmanuvie@ddn.upes.ac.in latest by 25, July 2011 Register Online: www.upes.ac.in (from 30th June 2011); OR Register by Post: Send the completed registration form to Administrative Offices at New Delhi: PHDCCI, 3rd Floor, PHD House, 4/2 Siri International Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110016 or Dehradun: Energy Acres, P.O. Bidholi, via Prem Nagar, Dehradun – 248007 (UK); or Mumbai: office no. 345, 3rd Floor Balaji Bhawan, Sec-11, opp. CBD Railway Station, CBD Navi Mumbai -400614 or Kol- kata: 7K Ground Floor, Cornfield Road, Ballyganj, Kolkata – 700019 or Ahemdabad: 206, President Plaza, Opp. Muktidham Derasar, Thaltej, Ahemdabad – 380054. Registration Fee*: INR 2,500/- (Indian Participant); USD 100 $ (Foreign Participant); INR 1,500/- (Student Participant) {includes, stay, breakfast and lunch on conference days} Contact: Ms. Ritumbra Manuvie – rmanuvie@ddn.upes.ac.in or Ph. +91 844 986 9795; Ms Sabina Peters – mspeters@ddn.upes.ac.in or Ph. +91 875 596 2097 Please indicate your interest in to participate in the social event ‘Gala Dinner’ on 13th August 2011 (no additional cost) LAST DATE FOR REGISTRATION: 30th JULY 2011 * There is a discount of 20% group participation discount for groups of 3 or more members from same institution/organization

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