The C.O. Anah, SAN Memorial Colloquium Set to Discuss the Effects of Litigation on Environmental Justice

The C.O. Anah SAN Memorial Colloquium is set to hold next month.

Theme: Judicial Enforcement of Environmental Rights in Nigeria’s Slippery Jurisprudence.

Date: 27th October, 2022.

Time: 10:00AM

Venue: The Auditorium, Nigerian Bar Association House, Central Business District, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Litigation is competitive, personal, intense and demanding. Maybe these are the reasons why it is the most intoverted aspect of legal practice. You can call it reclusive, hermitian maybe. The confidentiality principle further reinforces the separateness of litigation. One can thus see how it becomes easy to forget how motions we move, the rules of court we uphold or disrespect, the laws of evidence play by or negate affects not only our clients but systems. Governments, businesses, communities all depend on litigators to light up dark paths, to win wars with words and statutes finely woven in advocacy. This is what this Colloquium has come to remind us of. That we will be awake to the importance of our job. That we are really here to serve people, systems and society. If we remember how important this is, how sensitive this is then we can converge, discuss and choose better methods.

At the second edition of the C.O. Anah, SAN Memorial Colloquium the Nigerian Environmental Justice System will be discussed and analysed from a litigator’s point of view. All this talk about Climate Action and as usual Litigators may have forgotten that we are an important machinery for the preservation of the environment. That there is going to be no net zero carbon emission without court orders and judgements upholding environmental rights. That Plastic Pollution can be halted with a barage of class actions and that the truest way to force a mighty Multinational company into taking responsibility for their oil spillage is through litigation. The Colloquium is our platform where we will discuss the challanges we encounter in environmental rights enforcement and decide for ourselves what the way forward is. This process will be driven be seasoned experts who will guide us through this very needed legal introspection. Make it a date. Mark your diaries. Be there. Let’s discuss this shared prosperity of ours.

Event Details

Theme: Judicial Enforcement of Environmental Rights in Nigeria’s Slippery Jurisprudence.

Date: 27th October, 2022.

Time: 10:00AM

Venue: The Auditorium, Nigerian Bar Association House, Central Business District, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.


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