Executive Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, responsible for the European Green Deal, and renowned professor, lawyer, and author Philippe Sands will discuss the plight of humanity in an age of climate and biodiversity crises and the increasing pressure on our fundamental values and freedoms from within and without our countries.
The EU Delegation to the UK invites you to attend this public event, to hear from a two renowned experts about navigating the environmental and moral crises of our time. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions.
EVP Frans Timmermans – Frans Timmermans is the European Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal. Before serving as Commissioner, Frans was the First Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Frans has also held several positions in the Dutch government including the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of European Affairs as well as serving as a member of the Dutch Parliament.
Professor Philippe Sands QC – Philippe Sands is one of the UK’s most prominent human rights barristers, celebrated for his work in international human rights. He has been involved in many of the most important cases of recent years, including Pinochet, Congo, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Iraq and Guantanamo, frequently appearing before international courts including the International Criminal Court and the World Court in The Hague. He is a Professor of Law at UCL, President of English PEN and a member of the Board of the Hay Festival. Author of many books, including East West Street (2016) and The Ratline (2020), Philippe is an occasional contributor to many publications, including the Guardian, Financial Times and New York Times, and appears regularly on the BBC and CNN.