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Sustainable Development students take part in #FridaysforFuture

What started last year as a small protest outside the Swedish parliament to encourage politicians to uphold their commitments to fight climate change, has turned into a global movement that even the students of the Sustainable Development course are a part of. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and recent Nobel Prize nominee, has …

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LL.M Students Students Clean Up Navigli

September 25th was the anniversary of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and therefore the Global Day to Act for SDGs. Roughly a million people in more than 1200 cities in over 140 countries partnered in worldwide mass mobilisation for the SDGs. People participated in activities around the world addressing, among other things; poverty, …

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From Santiago To Beirut: Social Revolution Against Economic Inequalities

La marcha más grande de Chile. Over a million people gathered in the streets of Santiago on Friday 25th October after a full week of continuous protests claiming the government to put an end to the increasing social gap in the Latin American State. The economic crisis the country is going through has become the …

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Climate litigation: The US District Court dismissed the claim of the City of New-York against five US-based and foreign oil companies

The new type of litigation that links climate and rights is emerging. In the US the number of lawsuits aimed at holding oil companies responsible for the impacts of climate change is also on the rise. Still the climate action aimed at transforming responsibility into the liabilities does not enjoy a great support of the …

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NGO Major Group: We call for a new development paradigm which prioritizes the flourishing of humans, nature and animals.

The NGO Major Group, tasked with facilitating the participation and enhancing the engagement NGOs in the processes related to the High Level Political Forum, the focal point for sustainable development at the UN, has published its 2018 HLPF Position Paper. The NGO Major Group calls for “a new development paradigm that prioritizes the flourishing of …

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Litigators for a day: LL.M student experience @PAX MOOT’18

On the 22nd of May, the PAX Moot Eliminatory Round took place in Paris with 8 universities from all around Europe mooting a cross-border climate change case which addressed a number of complex transnational legal questions in Private International Law and was hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).  The Università Degli Studi di …

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LL.M Students Reflect: Innovation & the Law – the issue of privacy

For over a week, here at the University of Milan, we had the pleasure to discuss issues of innovation and digitalisation with Prof. Giancarlo Vilella, who currently serves as the Director-General at the European Parliament for Innovation and Technological Support. According to the European Commission (EC) innovation is vital to European competitiveness in the global …

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