Conference 2023

Our Helsinki Animal Law Centre was honoured to welcome speakers across the globe to our 2nd Helsinki Animal Law Conference, "The Emergence and Establishment of Animal Law as a Legal Discipline"

Two conference days and a PhD workshop were full of great discussions, thought-provoking presentations, and heartfelt encounters. Special thanks go to our wonderful keynotes. Tuesday's keynote was given by Alasdair Cochrane (University of Sheffield) on the topic "Are Human Rights Speciesist?" On Wednesday, Jessica Eisen (University of Alberta) spoke on the title "Animals and Constitutions".

As a part of our transformation from the research project "Animals under a Welfarist Regime" to our newly established Helsinki Animal Law Centre, we also hosted a panel discussion on the topic "What is Animal Law?" Thank you Pamela Frasch, Birgitta Wahlberg, Carolina Leiva Ilabaca, and Tero Kivinen for your contributions to the panel!

Conference pictures