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Defining Ecocide – An Interview with Christina Voigt

09.07.2021

Wrapping up our Symposium ‘Defining Ecocide’, Christina Voigt, member of the Independent Expert Panel, explains her views on the definition of ecocide. In a conversation with Justine Batura, Philipp Eschenhagen and Raphael Oidtmann, she also responds to some of the criticism that the definition has received since its unveiling in June.

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Justine Batura

Justine Batura is a Research Assistant in International Law and a Law Clerk (‘Rechtsreferendarin’) at the Higher Court Berlin. She studied law in Potsdam and Paris Nanterre, and holds a Master of Laws in International Law from University College London (UCL). She is an editor at Völkerrechtsblog.

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Philipp Eschenhagen

Philipp Eschenhagen is a research associate at Bucerius Law School and a PhD candidate at the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law. He is an editor at Völkerrechtsblog.

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Raphael Oidtmann

Raphael is an Advisor to the Executive Director at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Adjunct Lecturer at Mannheim Law School and an external PhD candidate at Goethe University Frankfurt.

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Christina Voigt

Professor Christina Voigt is an expert in international environmental law and professor of law at the University of Oslo. She was a member of the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide and is currently co-chair of the Paris Agreement´s Implementation and Compliance Committee.

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