From 27 May to 1 June, Riga Graduate School of Law has hosted the Summer School “Legal Challenges in International Investments, Indigenous Peoples and Environment Protection”. It is organised in the framework of the eponymous project implemented together with the University of Versailles and the University of Lapland.
The Summer School offered two separate courses: “Global Environmental Litigation” and
“Business and Natural Resources Rights”, focusing on legal issues such as business law confronting environmental law and human rights, aspects of litigation involving indigenous communities, role of multinational companies, etc.
The Summer School was attended by 30 law students: 19 coming from the University of Versailles, 6 – from the University of Lapland and 5 – from RGSL. The Programme included lectures and seminars with local and foreign academics. It also included a study visit to the National History Museum of Latvia for the participants to learn more about the Latvian history and culture.
Upon completion, participants were asked to evaluate the Summer School: all respondents have unanimously put a highest grade, which proves that the organised training was a success. In continuation of the project, RGSL will take part in organisation and implementation of the Winter School, which will take place in Rovaniemi, Finland in Winter 2020.