We’ll always have Paris?


5:30pm (AEST) Wednesday 23 September 2020

Earn 1.5 CPD points and learn from international climate change and business and human rights experts.

This virtual event co-hosted by Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and Johnson Winter & Slattery aims to provide participants with the fundamentals of climate change law, an overview of the intersection of human rights and the environment, and a snapshot of recent strategic litigation cases in this field.


By 18 September 2020 to receive your link to the virtual event

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This is a free virtual event but voluntary donations to ALHR are gratefully appreciated



Co-Chair, Business and Human Rights Subcommittee, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

Madeleine Bridgett is an international human rights barrister and the recipient of the Peter Duffy Human Rights Scholarship and the Hardwicke Scholarship awarded by the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn. As the Peter Duffy Human Rights Scholar she worked for the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She has also worked for the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales where she fearlessly advocated for the protection of the rights of children and vulnerable adults whilst actively promoting the rule of law in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. Madeleine is the Co-Chair of the Business and Human Rights Subcommittee for Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and her advocacy work includes campaigning for Australia’s modern slavery legislation both at a State and Federal level, advocating for organ trafficking law reform, and promoting corporate human rights due diligence. She is member of the Human Rights Committee for the NSW Bar Association, committee member of the Women Barrister’s Forum, Enveco Health and the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre. Madeleine is a strong advocate for human rights, access to justice and equality. She comes to law as a second career and brings with her significant experience in the health and social care sector. She has published work in national and international journals and has presented at conferences globally. She is known for her unrelenting advocacy in the areas of human rights and international law.



Associate, Johnson Winter & Slattery Lara is a rising talent at Johnson Winter & Slattery, one of Australia’s leading independent law firms.

As an Associate, Lara works with Partners across the firm to advise major Australian and international corporations on their most challenging legal issues, with a focus on pro bono and commercial litigation, environment and planning law, class actions, and modern slavery law obligations. She is passionate about strategic litigation trends, including the convergence of international human rights law with national and international environmental law. Lara previously served as the Associate to the Honourable Chief Justice Kourakis of the Supreme Court of South Australia. She holds an Advanced Masters in European and International Human Rights Law from Leiden University in The Hague and is a valued member of the Business and Human Rights Subcommittee for the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.


Assistant Professor, Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden Law School

Dr Ingrid Leijten, LLM MA is an assistant professor at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden Law School. In 2019, she is a guest professor at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany. She holds a BA and MA degree (2009; with distinction) in Political Science and an LLB and LLM degree (2009; with distinction) from Leiden University. She also obtained an LLM degree from Columbia Law School in New York (2010; with honours (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)). In 2015, Ingrid Leijten completed her PhD research in the field of fundamental rights. This research was funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and supervised by Professor Janneke Gerards (Chair of Fundamental Rights Law, Utrecht University). Leijten is the author of Core Socio-Economic Rights and the European Court of Human Rights, a monograph published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. She has been a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University in Belgium, and the Humboldt University in Berlin. Leijten is admitted as an attorney-at-law to the New York State Bar, and is a deputy judge at the District Court of Rotterdam. She is part of the editorial board of the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor de Mensenrechten (Dutch Journal for Human Rights).