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Mr. dr. L.E. (Laura) Burgers

Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Afd. Privaatrecht
Fotograaf: Cédric Hocepied

Bezoekadres
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Kamernummer: A8.25
Postadres
  • Postbus 15842
    1001 NH Amsterdam
Contactgegevens
  • Profile

    Dr. Laura Burgers (1989) works as assistant professor at the Amsterdam Centre for Transformative private law (ACT) of the University of Amsterdam’s private law department. Her research interests include climate change litigation, democratic theory, rights of future generations and rights of nature. She is one of the experts in the UN program Harmony with Nature on the rights of nature.

    Burgers joined ACT’s predecessor, the European Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) as a PhD candidate in 2016. In 2020, she defended her PhD thesis entitled Justitia, the Peoples' Power and Mother Earth; Democratic legitimacy of judicial law-making in European private law cases on climate change, which was supervised by prof. dr. C. Mak & prof. dr. M. Bartl. This PhD research was embedded in Mak’s Vidi-project Judges in Utopia – Judicial law-making in European private law.

    Burgers has graduated from the University of Amsterdam (Research Master in Public International Law & Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Culture). Benefiting from exchange programs, she also studied French law at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and international law at New York University (United States of America). For her PhD research, she stayed four months a the University of Oslo (Norway). In 2022, she received a Rubicon grant, allowing her to study climate change litigation from the global south at the National University of Singapore (Singapore).

    See also http://www.lauraburgers.nl (in Dutch) 

  • Publicaties

    2020

    2019

    • Burgers, L., & Staal, T. (2019). Climate Action as Positive Human Rights Obligation: The Appeals Judgment in Urgenda v The Netherlands. In J. E. Nijdam, & W. G. Werner (Eds.), Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2018: Populism and International Law (pp. 223-244). (Netherlands Yearbook of International Law; Vol. 49). Asser Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6265-331-3_10 [details]

    2022

    2020

    2017

    • Burgers, L., & de Waal, T. (2017). Activisme via de rechter. Wijsgerig Perspectief op Maatschappij en Wetenschap, 57(4), 24-33. [details]

    2022

    2021

    2020

    • Nollkaemper, A., & Burgers, L. (2020). Introductory Note to The State of the Netherlands v. Urgenda (Neth. Sup. Ct.). Case note on: Sup. Ct. Neth., 20/12/19, ECLI:NL:HR:2019:2007 (The State of the Netherlands v Urgenda). International Legal Materials, 59(5), 811-848. [details]

    2018

    2017

    2016

    Mediaoptreden

    Spreker

    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (22-3-2022). De stem van de Noordzee, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (1-3-2022). Private rechten voor natuur, Vereniging voor Milieurecht, Utrecht.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (10-2-2022). Climate change litigation and the rights of nature, Bilkent University, 06800 Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey..
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) & Pijl, K. (speaker) (17-12-2021). the SUSA project, Towards a Sustainable Global Economic Law: Shifts, Ruptures and Social Justice, Amsterdam.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (27-11-2021). The minimum principle - future generations in the climate case of Milieudefensie v Royal Dutch Shell, Climate Change Cases before National and International Courts, Paris.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (30-9-2021). Martijn's lovely book, ACT Book Symposium: ‘Justifying contract in Europe: political philosophies of European contract law’ (CUP 2021), by Prof. Martijn Hesselink, Amsterdam.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (29-9-2021). Taking Big Oil to Court - Lessons of the Shell Case for Climate Litigation against Corporate Actors, New York University.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (23-9-2021). Klimaatrechtszaken, Royal/Dutch Shell.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (16-9-2021). Representation of nature and future generations, Tracing the nature, place, and effects of EU private law in (re-)shaping global markets and orders.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (28-6-2021). IUCNAEL 2021 Colloquium - The future of Environmental Law: Ambition and Reality, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (9-3-2021). Climate Litigation Webinar, University of Copenhagen.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (16-6-2020). Should Judges Make Climate Change Law?, University of Göttingen.
    • Burgers, L. (invited speaker) (17-5-2019). The Climate of Law, The Climate of Law, Utrecht.
    • Burgers, L. (invited speaker) (18-1-2019). Climate Responsibilities of Buseiness, Climate responsibilities for business , Breukelen.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (18-1-2019). Justitia, the People's Power and Mother Earth. Climate obligations for enterprises in tort law., Climate responsibilities for business , Breukelen.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (30-11-2018). Presentation on tort claims against governments on climate change, Ius Commune Congres 2018, Amsterdam.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (6-11-2018). SPUI25 Debat: De Urgenda-uitspraak: rechterlijk activisme of logische stap?.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (20-4-2018). Justia, the People's Power and Mother Earth - talk about my research during lunch meeting at the institute of private law of the University of Oslo, University of Oslo.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (20-12-2017). 'Justitia, the People's Power and Mother Earth' Christmas Lecture for NGO StopEcocide, Stop Ecocide.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (15-12-2017). Talk about my research during lunch meeting research group 'Coherent Privaatrecht', Universiteit Leiden, Leiden.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (5-12-2017). talk about my research during lunch meeting research group 'hanteerbaar privaatrecht', Rijksuniversiteit van Groningen.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (17-10-2017). Democratie versus... Moeder Aarde!? - Talk at academic-cultural podium SPUI25, Academisch-cultureel podium SPUI25.
    • Burgers, L. (speaker) (15-10-2016). Meebeslissen. Over Democratie, de Aarde en de Toekomst, Brainwash Festival 2016, Amsterdam.

    Andere

    • Pijl, K. (participant), Vermeulen, E. (participant), Burgers, L. (participant) & van der Horst, N. (participant) (1-12-2021). Scholars United for a Sustainable Amsterdam Conference, Amsterdam. During 2021, Scholars United for a Sustainable Amsterdam (SUSA) brought together Amsterdam’s academics to help Amsterdam realise its ambition to (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Burgers, L. (organiser) & Kooijman, M. (organiser) (22-10-2021). Should harm to the environment be criminalised?, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Burgers, L. (organiser) (3-6-2020 - 5-6-2020). Private Rights for Nature, Amsterdam. Organisation of three day conference on the private law dimensions of the rights of nature (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Burgers, L. (organiser), Mak, C. (participant) & Tschötschel, R. (participant) (31-10-2019). Discussing Climate Change with Future Generations, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Burgers, L. (participant) (6-6-2019 - 7-6-2019). Ius Commune Masterclass, Leuven (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Mak, C. (organiser), Kas, B. (organiser), van Duin, A. (organiser) & Burgers, L. (organiser) (2019). Vidi Conference - Judges in Utopia: Civil Courts as European Courts, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Burgers, L. (participant) (15-6-2018). Climate change litigation: trends, policy implications and the way forward, Aarhus. At this event, I present my Habermasian reconstruction of the global climate change litigation trend (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Burgers, L. (participant) (15-5-2018). International Law and Article 112 of the Norwegian Constitution on the Right to Environment, Oslo. At this event I gave two presentations, one about the differences between the Norwegian climate lawsuit and the Dutch Urgenda case, and one on the (…) (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Burgers, L. (participant) (16-4-2018). Seminar on Political and Legal Theory, Oslo. Discussion of a paper I was working on in which I make a Habermasian reconstruction of the global climate change litigation trend (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Burgers, L. (visiting researcher) (3-3-2018 - 27-7-2018). University of Oslo (visiting an external institution).
    • Burgers, L. (organiser), van Duin, J. M. L. (organiser) & Mak, C. (organiser) (28-9-2017 - 29-9-2017). Vidi Workshop - Judges in Utopia, Amsterdam. Theory and practice suggest that the authority of rulemaking in the European Union is shifting from the legislature to the judiciary. The courts are (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Burgers, L. (participant) (1-6-2017). LSE Law: Workshop for Young EU Lawyers, London (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).

    2020

    • Burgers, L. E. (2020). Justitia, the People's Power and Mother Earth: Democratic legitimacy of judicial law-making in European private law cases on climate change. [details]
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