Best Practices for Implementing Environmental Courts and Tribunals Around the World
Jul 23, 2010
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WRI and Pace University convened a meeting of experts involved in researching, promoting and supporting environmental adjudication and the rule of law worldwide. The meeting was the beginning of a dialogue about how to implement and increase access to environmental courts. The key obstacles identified were the hidden costs of litigation, cultural barriers, and problems with enforcing judgments. The meeting allowed for judges, law professors, and professionals interested in increasing access to justice and capacity building to exchange information and establish areas of future collaboration. Next steps include creating flexible tools that can be molded and adapted depending on countries and documenting best practices of judicial training and capacity building.

To engage in the discussion about how to implement environmental courts or to share best practices please visit the discussion page.

WRI will be compiling tools and best practice material to share. If people have such materials, send them to and and post them to the discussion group.

To view notes/resources from the meeting please read them at:


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