Publications of the Project

2022. L. Lizarazo Rodriguez and D.Casalin  (forthcoming) "Regional protection of human rights and the environment", In: P. De Lombaerde (ed.), Handbook of Regional Cooperation and Integration, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, chapter 9.

2022. Forest Fires in Mediterranean Europe: Building Up to the Courts?. X. Farre FabregatA. SavaresiI. OteroJ. Teixeira de Freitas. Web Blog Post.

2022. Due Diligence and Transnational Ecological Conflicts. De Freitas, J. Web Blog Post.

2021. Water f(r)ights from mega-hydraulic projects in Africa: The inter-basin water transfer (Congo Basin-Lake Chad) and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Nile Basin). Rahim, A., Franckx, E., Mbaku, J.M., Lizarazo-Rodriguez, L., Nagabhatla, N., Sayan, R.C., and Fabregat, X. F. Web Blog Post.

2021. The two sides of the Atlantic in the field of public participation in environmental matters. Lizarazo-Rodriguez, L., and De Freitas, J. Web Blog Post.

2021.The UNGPs on Business and Human Rights and the Greening of Human Rights Litigation: Fishing in Fragmented Waters? Sustainability, 13 (19). Available here L. Lizarazo Rodriguez

2021. Governance challenges for preserving the Amazon Region. Lizarazo-Rodriguez, L., Montag, D., Verhaeghe, E., Tigre, M. A., and De Freitas, J. Web Blog Post.

Other Publications - Curiae Virides Team

 

2022  Analyse van stakeholderinputs in functie van de ontwikkeling van tweede belgisch nationaal actieplan bedrijven en mensenrechten Verbrugge, B. (HIVA-KU Leuven), Lizarazo-Rodriguez, L. (Brussels School of Governance, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BSoG-VUB)). You find the report in NL and in FR

2021 'Towards a Triple Win Transforming Circular Migration into Circular Skill Mobility Schemes' Rahim, A., Rayp, G, and Ruyssen I. T20 Italy Policy Brief.

 

2021 'Patent Regulatory Framework in ASEAN in the Light of New Generation FTAs: A Comparative Analysis with the Andean Community and the Pacific Alliance', in L. Chen and F. Kimura (eds.) IPR Protection and ASEAN Development in the Digital Era. New York: Routledge. (Forthcoming). L. Lizarazo Rodriguez.

2021. Final Report a NBA on Business and Human Rights  Project commissioned by the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Belgium). Realized by the Consortium KUL-Hiva and UAntwerpen. Huyse, B. Lizarazo-Rodriguez L., Verbrugge, B. and Hoex, L.

2021. Approaches to Law and Development. In Encyclopedia of Law and Development. In De Feyter K., Erdem Turkelli G. and de Moerloose S. (eds).  Edward Elgar Publishing. L. Lizarazo Rodriguez.

2021 Sovereign debt. In Encyclopedia of Law and Development. In De Feyter K., Erdem Turkelli G. and de Moerloose S. (eds).  Edward Elgar Publishing L. Lizarazo Rodriguez.

Past Events

20.9.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez was Guest speaker on Business and Human Rights in the training for junior diplomats from Latin America and the Caribbean organised by the Cringendael Institute (The Hague)

15.9.2022 PhD Researcher Xavier Farré Fabregat delivered a presentation titled "Stakeholders' Engagement in the transformation of Ecological Conflicts into Litigation". This presentation was delivered in the context of the Research Colloquia organized by the Brussels School of Governance. 

1.9.2022 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez  delivered a guest lecture on Law and Development, SDGs and back to courts: Governance Gaps for vulnerable communities, Dev at the Workshop on Law, Development And Sustainability Centre for Law, Justice and Development, National Law University Delhi  ]In association with the Research Group on Law and Development, University of Antwerp. 

31.8.2022 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez  delivered a guest lecture on Millennium Development Goals and 2030 Agenda: Parallels and Divergences (salient features of SDGs and Implementation Process) at the Workshop on Law, Development And Sustainability Centre for Law, Justice and Development, National Law University Delhi  In association with the Research Group on Law and Development, University of Antwerp.

 

18.8.2022 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez delivered her annual guest lecture on Theories of law and development in the XXI Century: From Law and Development towards Law and Sustainable Development at the Center for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa. 

23.6.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez was jury of the PhD thesis, RELATIONS OF DUTY IN AN AGE OF RIGHTS A study of the supply side of human rights in the context of maritime migration, defended by K. Gombeer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Universiteit Leiden. 

16.6.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez presented the paper “The sustainability challenges for agri-food value chains” (coauthored with Marijke D’Haese (UGent)) at the Conference of the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS), hosted by the Marie Cederschiöld University, Stockholm School of Economics, Swedish Defence University, Stockholm University of the Arts, Södertörn University and University College Stockholm.

15.6.2022 PhD researcher João Teixeira de Freitas delivered a presentation entitled "Human Rights Due Diligence and Environmental Due Diligence - Friends or Foes?" in the context of the PhD workshop organised at the NILG Annual Conference on Business, Human Rights and the Living Environment at Wageningen University and research, Netherlands.

 

7.6.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez , together with Boris Verbrugge (HIVA-KUL) presented Gaps in the Belgian Business & Human Rights Framework and presentation of stakeholder contributions for the 2nd Belgian NAP – at the event Business & Human Rights in Practice: Inspiration for Belgian Stakeholders organized by the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development.

2.6.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez was jury of the PhD thesis, The role of international  (quasi-)judicial mechanisms  in ensuring reparation for arbitrary displacement, defended by Debora Casalin at the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Law. 

1.6.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez participated in the workshop on Business and Human Rights organised by Flanders Investment and Trade and Cifal Flanders. You find more information here 

19.5.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez participated on the Workshop organised by DEVE (European Parliament) on  Tackling environmental criminality in developing countries. She presented the EU policy coherence regarding victims of transnational environmental crimes. You can see the programme here.

17.05.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez delivered the ERC Inaugural Lecture for the project Curiae Virides. Liliana presented the project and the team in an event which took place in a physical format in Brussels. This event was organised by the Vice-Rector of Research and the European Liaison Office of the VUB. 

12.05.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez and PhD Researcher João Teixeira de Freitas presented a draft paper entitled 'The EU’s approach to extraterritorial adverse impacts on ecosystems'. The presentation took place in the context of the Interdisciplinary conference on European Advanced Studies (IDEAS) organised by the Institut d'études européennes of the ULB, in collaboration with the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB) and the Politics and International Studies Department at the University of Warwick (PaIS-UoW).

29.03.2022 PhD Researcher Xavier Farré Fabregat chaired the webinar on The multiple faces of ecocide as a new crime against humanity: challenges and opportunities for states and companies organised by the Curiae Virides Research Team and End Ecocide Belgium.

29.03.2021 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez presented the topic “Conceptualizing the roots of ecocide: Anthropocentric, biocultural and ecocentric views on the protection of ecosystems” at the webinar on The multiple faces of ecocide as a new crime against humanity: challenges and opportunities for states and companies organised by the Curiae Virides Research Team and End Ecocide Belgium.

18.3.2022 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez delivered her annual guest lecture on Regional Protection of Human Rights at the Master in Public Policy and Human Development (University of Maastricht). More info about the topic? Liliana.Lizarazo.Rodriguez@Vub.be

8.3.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez participated in an ELO session on Horizon Europe at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel d the gender dimension in research. The session sought to enhance know-how and clarity on what is the gender dimension of research, how to integrate and make relevant use of this award criteria in your research project and to identify  the aspects of gender requests in preparing a research project proposal.

24.02.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez was guest speaker at the European Master on Law and Economics at the University of Ghent. The presentation was about the transformation of law and economic development into law and sustainable development.

21.02.2022 PhD Researcher Xavier Farré Fabregat delivered an introductory presentation at the webinar Forest Fires in Mediterranean Europe: Building Up to the Courts? organised by the Curiae Virides team.

27.01.2022 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez presented the paper Human Rights and Climate Change: Modern Anthropocentric Dutch Courts vs Neo-constitutional (Postmodern Ecocentric) Colombian Courts at the conference Beyond Anthropocentric Interests and Values? Human Rights and Climate Change funded by the Global Transformations and Governance Challenges Leiden University Initiative

2021

21.12.2021 PhD Researcher João Teixeira de Freitas delivered a presentation entitled - "Due Diligence and Transnational Ecological Conflicts - A conceptual framework". This presentation was delivered in the context of the Research Colloquia organised at the Brussels School of Governance. 

21.10.2021 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez delivered a guest lecture on Global Governance of Ecological Conflicts in the course Globalization, International Law & Sustainable Development from the LLM of International and European Law of the Brussels School of Governance.

20.10.2021 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez delivered a guest lecture on Global Governance of Corporate Accountability in the course Globalization, International Law & Sustainable Development from the LLM of International and European Law of the Brussels School of Governance.

14.10.2021 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez presented the topic : The Role of the state and companies in protecting and respecting water access rights: comparing Nile and Congo basin cases, at the webinar Water Rights and Water Fights: Transboundary Water Governance in Africa, organised by the Curiae virides teams in collaboration with UNU-CRIS.   

8.10.2021 PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez participated in the Workshop on the GNHRE Principles for the Implementation of Escazú organized by Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment.

19.8.2021 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodríguez delivered a guest lecture on  Theories of law and development in the XXI Century: From the right to development towards multidimensional sustainable development, organized by the Center for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria, South Africa. 


4.8.2021 -  Afaf Rahim chaired a parallel session at the African Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AFAERE) Virtual Inaugural Conference

22.6.2021 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodríguez presented on the 8th  Economic Analysis of Litigation Workshop a preliminary draft on Strategic litigation, public interest litigation and claiming rights for ecosystems: who are the choice architects of this phenomenon?. 

28.5.2021 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez delivered a guest lecture on Business and Human Rights in Belgium in the framework of the seminar Empresas y Derehos humanos organized by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.

 

27.5.2021 - João Teixeira de Freitas delivered a presentation at the VUB PhD Day entitled 'Transnational Ecological Conflicts, Courts and the Sustainable Development Goals'. The presentation covered an introduction to the Curia Virides research project. It then provided an overview of the connections between law and the SGDs, along with considerations concerning the role of law and courts in advancing sustainable development goals.

25.5.2021 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez delivered a guest lecture on Corporate responsibility to protect ​human rights and the environment ​at the Thomas More of applied sciences university (Belgium). More info about the topic? Liliana.Lizarazo.Rodriguez@Vub.be

 

4.5.2021 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez presented the topic: "Can judges nudge national governments to protect the forest?: at the webinar Protecting the Amazon Region: Governance Gaps, organised by the Curiae Virides team in collaboration with UNU-CRIS.

 

27.4.2021 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez moderated the Conference on Protected Areas: Human right perspectives on environmental degradation and the rights of indigenous people , organized by Vesalius College (BSoG).

 

22.4.2021 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez was external jury of the PhD defense on CSR in mining activities in Peru, at the Westminster University (Faculty of Law).  

18.3.2021 - Greening human rights: the role of ecocentric courts: PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez presented the main topics addressed by the research project Curiae Virides. The session was chaired by Doreen Montag. The event was organized by the Queen Mary University of London (The Blizard Institute) and The Queen Mary Latin America Network (QMLAN).

 

11.3.2021 - PI Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez delivered her annual guest lecture on Regional Protection of Human Rights at the Master in Public Policy and Human Development (University of Maastricht). More info about the topic? Liliana.Lizarazo.Rodriguez@Vub.be