How private law can (and should) contribute to a sustainable living

Feltkamp, R. (Speaker), Francois, A. (Speaker), Cornelis, L. (Speaker)

Activiteit: Talk or presentation at a conference

Description

The main points of their reflection are the following :

➡️Scientific consensus points out that economic and industrial human activities cause the climate and ecological distress we are facing

➡️Economic and industrial activities are based on and made possible by private law mechanisms

➡️Private law mechanisms contributed to the climate/ecological crisis we are in , but...

➡️Private law also contains several safeguards, aiming at sanctioning excesses in self-determination (= freedom to contract / conduct a business) through private acts (= balancing self-determination of a person against self-determination and other fundamental rights (e.g. right to life) of others

➡️Read in conjunction with the fundamental rights in higher norms they implement, these safeguards may allow some action in awaiting further specific intervention of the legislator.
Periode6 mei 2022
EvenementstitelDroit et durabilité - Recht en duurzaamheid
EvenementstypeConference
LocatieBrussels, Belgium
Mate van erkenningNational