Wake Forest Law Review to host symposium on using human rights to protect natural resources

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The Wake Forest Law Review‘s Spring 2018 symposium, “Rights & Resources: Using Human Rights to Protect Natural Resources,” is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.on Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.The Rights & Resources symposium is free and open to the public. This event is pending approval of up to 5 hours of free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).

The symposium will bring together environmental and human rights experts from around the world to discuss the interplay between our human rights and natural resources, according to Symposium Editors Ashley Barton (JD ’18) and Katie Baiocchi (JD ’18).

Throughout the day, the symposium will address everything from how the exploitation of resources affects marginalized and underrepresented groups in the United States to the inhumane treatment of environmental defenders abroad.