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  • 1-Study trip to Geneva of the Oxford Human Rights Law Reporters and LL.M. students

  • 2-Business and Human Rights: Assessing the Turkish Law and Practice in the Light of International Standards

  • 3-Register Now for CGPL Colloquium on Europe: A friend or a foe of global public law? Reminder

  • 4-The International Criminal Court at 14: Reaching Adolescence? International Law Seminar

  • 5-Stocktaking of the Results of the Campaign Against Torture - Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Sir Nigel Rodley Distinguished Speakers: Seminar Series

  • 6-Europe: A friend or a foe of global public law? - CGPL Second Colloquium at Koç University Register Now

  • 7-Draft Programme of the 2016 ESIL Research Forum is now available

  • 8-CGPL and Essex Human Rights Center will Hold a Joint Workshop on the Effects of IHRL on Other Branches of International Law

  • 9-CGPL Launches Collections of Turkish Translations of UN Treaty Bodies' Views

  • 10-CGPL 2015 Annual Activity Report

  • Europe: A friend or a foe of global public law?

    The European Society of International Law 2016 Research Forum

    Stocktaking of the Results of the Campaign Against Torture

  • Workshop on the Effects of IHRL on PIL

    Human Rights Week at CGPL

    "The European Court of Human Rights: Promoter or Predator of Democratic Transitions?" A Workshop Organized by PluriCourts, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo and the Center for Global Public Law at Koҫ University, September 19-20th 2015, Istanbul

  • Is There Global Public Law? - Launch of the CGPL Colloquium Series - 2pm, Koç University, Rumeli Feneri Campus, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey

    AIRE Centre Founder Nuala Mole Talk at CPGL and Koç University Law School

    CGPL and Universal Rights Group Roundtable on 'Religion-based and religion-related reservations to the main international human rights conventions'

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Solar Geo-Engineering and International Law: An Odd Couple?


In the aftermath of the U.N. climate conference (COP21) held in Paris in November, our planet is looking for concrete results in hesitant hopes. The gap between the pledges states are making to cut carbon emissions and those that scientists say are needed to maintain the increase in the average global temperature below 1.5–2 degrees Celsius is significant. At this stage, it seems simple. Either states pledge to do what is needed or our planet, our only home, will experience the worst effects of climate change to come.