Dear TAI Partners, TAI Hungary receives many phonecalls and emails from the Hungarian media after the deadly toxic mud spill in Northern Hungary. TV news such as Echo TV (see the attachment) or internet news portals as well as the weekend issue of the most widely distributed daily newspaper of Hungary all refer to EMLA when asking about legal implications of the disaster.
A regional government in Malaysia became the first in the country to table a Freedom of Information (FOI) law, potentially joining more than 80 countries worldwide to introduce such a law. The legislation was tabled by the Federal Opposition party, Pakatan Rakyat (People’s Coalition) in Selangor on 14 July 2010 with the aim of promoting citizen’s rights to access to information and promote transparency and good governance.
Through the recent WRI and Pace University meeting, a discussion about the future of environmental courts began (notes from the meeting can be downloaded below).
Please continue the conversation about environmental courts and judicial capacity building. Share your experiences, insights and comments on the topic.
“Countries with non-renewable natural resource wealth face special opportunities and special challenges. If used well, these resources can create greater prosperity for current and future generations; if used poorly; they can cause economic instability, social conflict and lasting environmental damage”.
Preamble to Natural Resource Charter