Environmental Adjudication Around The World

April 1, 2011 12:27 pm — 12:27 pm
White Plains, NY

Sponsored by Pace Law School,
in collaboration with the New York State Judicial Institute,
the Environmental Law Institute,
and the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law

This symposium explored how governments have empowered courts to do more to enforce environmental laws and enhance the rule of law, and in 2011 more than 380 national environmental courts and tribunals are providing access to justice for citizen suits, civil enforcement actions, and criminal prosecutions around the world. This symposium contributed toward the establishment of an International Judicial Institute for Environmental Adjudication.

Welcoming Remarks:
  • Prof. Nicholas A. Robinson, University Professor, Pace University School of Law
  • Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Dr. Sheila Abed de Zavala, Chair, IUCN Commission on Environmental Law
Key Note: Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin, Supreme Court of Brazil
Presentations included:
  • Judge Merideth Wright, Environmental Court of Vermont
  • Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the Land & Environment Court of New South Whales, Australia
  • Judge Donald Kaniaru, Environment Court of Kenya
  • Scott Fulton, General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Charles E. Di Leva, Chief Counsel, Environment and International Law Unit, Legal Vice Presidency, The World Bank
  • Durwood Zaelke, Director, International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Secretariat

Download a complete agenda and speaker list.