All Victorian law students are invited to join VELSN's inaugural International Environmental Treaty Negotiation to be held at Melbourne Law School on Saturday 1 October over 5-6 hours.
The negotiation will be focused on creating a treaty for banning microplastics. It is designed to help students appreciate the difficulties of negotiating an international legal instrument, which is one way environmental standards and laws are frequently created.
Participants will represent countries in teams or individually. The task will require some research prior to attending, and a one-page submission containing your allocated country's objectives and interests in creating the instrument is required. The problem — written by the VELSN committee in conjunction with the Victorian Government's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning — will be released on Wednesday 28 September.
Students of all year levels are encouraged to sign up. No previous understanding of International Environmental Law is required.
** Registration closes at 10:00am on Monday 26 September **
Hope to see you there!