Full Lecture: Annual Justice Lecture 2023 with Colette Pichon Battle

March 18, 2024

On 21 November 2023, LFJL held its fourth Annual Justice Lecture, in partnership with the Centre for Human Rights Law at SOAS University of London. The lecture titled ‘Climate Justice: From Katrina to Derna, in Pursuit of Accountability’ was given by Colette Pichon Battle, renowned climate justice advocate and lawyer. Colette Pichon Battle is the co-founder of Taproot Earth, a nongovernmental organisation that builds power and cultivates solutions among frontline communities advancing climate justice and democracy. Noura Eljerbi, acclaimed Libyan journalist and editor-in-chief at Tahra, provided the opening remarks and reflections on stories of the Libyan people affected by the floods in her home city.

The lecture captured the connections between the recent Libya floods and the global climate justice fight. It also explored the sobering reality of natural disasters exposing deep societal inequalities and creating a surge in human rights abuses, worsened by mismanaged disaster funding, both in conflict-affected contexts such as Libya as in the Global North.The lecture was followed by a Q&A session led by LFJL’s Elham Saudi and with members from the audience.

If you have any thoughts or comments, or would like to support our work for accountability regarding the Derna floods, please email LFJL at: info@libyanjustice.org

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