EVENT: A Call for Environmental Courts: Judges, Public Confidence, Expertise, and Visibility
Apr 7, 2010
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Watch the live webcast Monday April 19 at 3:00pm EST: http://www.accessinitiative.org/resource/greening-justice Send questions during webcast to Mkerdeman@wri.org titled “Greening Justice question”

To attend in person please RSVP online at: http://community.wri.org/NetCommunity/greening-justice or at http://www.wri.org/event/2010/04/call-environmental-courts-j...

It is often said that justice delayed is justice denied. Environmental courts and tribunals (ECTs) have been proposed as a quick, easy, and cheap solution to the challenges of access to justice in environmental conflicts. But under what conditions do ECTs meet these expectations? Panelists:

  • George (Rock) Pring and Catherine (Kitty) Pring, co-authors “Greening Justice: Creating and Improving Environmental Courts and Tribunals”
  • Honorable Merideth Wright, Environmental Judge, Vermont Environmental Court
  • Ritwick Dutta Supreme Court Advocate, India
  • Jacob Werksman, Director of Institutions and Governance Program, World Resources Institute

Join us in a lively debate on the creation of, and effectiveness of environmental courts and tribunals around the world. Learn why environmental courts may be critical to providing access to environmental justice for all. This in-depth study was published by The Access Initiative (TAI), the largest civil society network dedicated to ensuring that communities have a voice in decisions concerning their natural resources. TAI partners have worked hard in over 45 countries to identify gaps in laws, institutions, practices, and tools for removing barriers to access to justice in environmental matters.

For nearly a decade, World Resources Institute has been privileged and proud to serve as the Global Secretariat of TAI. If you cannot make it in person you can participate live by:

Live webcast: http://www.accessinitiative.org/resource/greening-justice

Send questions during webcast to Mkerdeman@wri.org titled “Greening Justice question”

The publication can be found on The Access Initiative website: http://www.accessinitiative.org/resource/greening-justice

Location: Monday, April 19th at 3:00pm EST: Cocktail Reception: 4:15 to 5:00 pm World Resources Institute is located at 10 G Street, NE, #800, Washington, DC 20002 (Union Station Metro)

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