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Debate on One Health and Environmental Law

At the annual conference of the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA, ), a panel discussion was held with Jane Haviland and Melanie Baines from UKELA, Charles Foster, Barrister, Fellow and Associate Researcher at the Faculties of Law, Philosophy and Medicine at the University of Oxford (, and Simon Rüegg from our Section.

The central theme was: One Health? A conversation about humans, animals and the environment - can law provide a common narrative?

The video can be watched here:

The conversation kicks off with the question “what is health?” and “what is nature?”.  It then evolves to discuss the limitations of current definitions and framings of health and the influence the Enlightenment has had on these perspectives…