Professor May Travels to Hungary to Discuss Environmental and Constitutional Rights
Web Editor - Published: February 12, 2011
MayJimFaculty2010Professor James R. May, the H. Albert Young Constitutional Law Fellow, will travel to Hungary on Saturday, February 12th to speak at The Right to a Healthy Environment and the Representation of Future Generations’ Interests in the new Hungarian Constitution on Monday, February 14th.

The conference is a consultation organized by the Office of the Hungarian Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. It is part of an overarching effort at reforming the Hungarian Constitution, but the event on Monday the 14th will focus specifically on environmental rights.

Professor May’s talk, entitled "Constitutional Reformation and The Prospects of Environmental Rights for the new Hungarian Constitution," will focus “On the phenomenon of constitutional environmental rights and their potential for the new Hungarian Constitution.” He is scheduled to speak in the early afternoon, and will also participate in a roundtable discussion later.

"Constitutional Reformation and The Prospects of Environmental Rights for the new Hungarian Constitution," is an outgrowth of work conducted by Professor May and Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development Erin Daly to explore constitutional environmental and human rights in an international context.

Professor May’s trip will also include a meeting with members of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest on Monday morning to discuss a variety of environmental and constitutional issues, including climate change.