On 26 May 2016 Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) in cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development hosted a public lecture on “Property and environmental protection in Europe” presented by Professor Gerd Winter. Students, academia and law professionals were invited to attend.
The public lecture took place at the premises of RGSL from 15.00-18.00.
Property can be as a barrier to, or a trigger of environmental protection. The lecture will examine this role in view of solutions found in court practise of Member States, the EU, and European Court of Human Rights. It will reflect on the scope of property, self-binding obligations, regulatory discretion and proportionality, indirect and direct expropriation, access to justice, and the theory of private and collective property.
15.00 – 15.45 Lecture
15.45 – 16.00 Questions and answers
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 17.30 Lecture
17.30 – 18.00 Questions and answers
About the lecturer:
Professor Winter is professor for public law, European law and the sociology of law. He is director of the Research Unit for European Environmental Law (FEU) in the Department of Law, University of Bremen and one of the founding members of the Avosetta Group. He is editor of the book on “Property and Environmental Protection In Europe” (2016). Main publications are listed here