Call for Papers: Climate Change Litigation in Europe



Event Date: 

02/18/22 to 02/19/22

Location name: 



The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and Hasselt University

Call for Papers

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and Hasselt University will convene a hybrid event (in person and online) to be held on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 February 2022, from 14:00 to 18:00 (Day 1) and from 9:00 to 13:00 (Day 2) Brussels time (CET).

This conference will aim to take stock of the current developments in climate change litigation in Europe, while addressing in a systematic and comprehensive way the most relevant trends therein. More specifically, the conference will focus both on its comparative perspectives, through some of the most significative domestic experiences, and on its sectoral perspectives: human rights, State responsibility, international trade and investment protection, corporate responsibility and procedural hurdles. Finally, these perspectives will provide the necessary framework to highlight the way forward, taking into consideration the suggestions and proposals provided by practitioners, academic, judges and other experts participating in this discussion.

The conference will host a Call for Papers to collect contributions from both young and senior academics, and practitioners working in the field of climate litigation. The selected contributions will be presented at the respective workshop. We invite research papers under the following topics and sub-topics:

  • Human Rights and Climate Change Litigation
  • State Responsibility and Climate Change Litigation
  • International Trade & Investment Protection and Climate Change Litigation
  • Procedural Hurdles to Climate Change Litigation
  • Corporate Responsibility and Climate Change Litigation


Submission Process

Submissions must contain the title, the relevant conference topic(s) and sub-topic(s), name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation, and contact details (email and institution's address), and a short bio (max 300 words). The full text of the abstract should not exceed 400 words. Abstracts and short bios must be submitted by October 31, 2021

Final decision upon acceptance of the abstracts for the call for papers will be communicated by November 30, 2021. A draft paper (max. 5.000 words) should be submitted by January 31, 2022. Full papers (max. 8000 words) shall be submitted before March 18, 2022, to be collected in an edited volume.

Abstracts and papers should be sent to:

Registrations fees for accepted authors: 100€ (including access to all sessions, coffee breaks, dinner on day 1 of the conference, and publication of the paper in the edited volume).