Monday, December 15, 2014

Remembering Phil Michaels

I was deeply saddened to read about the death of environmental lawyer Phil Michaels in issue 105 of FoE's Change Your World magazine.

Sue and I first met Phil at an environmental justice event at the FoE offices in London (probably in 2004), where he talked passionately about the Aarhus Convention.

We subsequently met Phil again at FoE's Rights & Justice Power Up! weekend at Northern College/Wentworth Castle in August 2005, at the Road Block Conference in Birmingham in 2007 and at an Environmental Law Foundation conference.

Obituaries can be found on the FoE website and on the Independent website under the heading "Phil Michaels: Environmental lawyer who won a succession of cases driven by his passion for justice and activists' rights".