Escaz˙ Agreement Public Lecture by the Caribbean Natural Resource Institute, The Faculty of Law +

Event Date(s): 23/01/2020

Why does the Escazú Agreement Matter? Find out at the Public Lecture on Why the Escazú Agreement Matters: Environmental Rights, Justice, and Public Participation in the Caribbean hosted by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute in collaboration with the Faculty of Law, the University of the West Indies and the Caribbean Environmental Law Society. 

The Featured Speaker will be Honourable Mr. Justice Winston Anderson, Judge, Caribbean Court of Justice.

The lecture takes place January 23 from 1pm at the Faculty of Law Noor Hassanali Auditorium.

For more information, please email: info@canari.org or call 638-6062.

About the the Escazú Agreement

The Escazú Agreement (bolded word is hyperlinked) is the first environmental human rights treaty in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was approved in March 2018 after a negotiation that lasted about six years. It develops Principle 10 (bolded word is hyperlinked) of the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, which seeks to ensure access to information, citizen participation and access to justice in environmental matters. The Escazú Agreement develops these three rights and aims to promote better governance of natural resources in the region. Twenty-four states approved its final text in March 2018, in the Costa Rican town of Escazú, where the last of the nine meetings of the Negotiating Committee was held.

 Escazu Lecture 2020