Jul 30, 2008
Aarhus Convention Meeting of the Parties in Riga, Latvia June 2008

The Aarhus Convention celebrates ten years of progress in 2008. The Convention held its third Meeting of the Parties in Riga, Latvia in June 2008 and Lalanath de Silva, Director TAI Secretariat made a presentation to the meeting during a High Level segment on June 13.

The convention was adopted by forty governments and the European Community in Aarhus, Denmark, on the 25th June 1998 at the Fourth Ministerial Conference in the ‘Environment for Europe’ process (UNECE).

Jul 29, 2008
Histórico fallo judicial en Argentina. El Caso Matanza Riachuelo

El pasado 8 de Julio la Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación, determinó en un histórico fallo, la responsabilidad del Estado Nacional, la Provincia de Buenos Aires y la ciudad de Buenos Aires, en la prevención y saneamiento del daño ambiental existente en la cuenca Matanza Riachuelo.

Jul 29, 2008
LEAT featured by award-winning journalist Richard Mgamba

TAI Tanzania Partner Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT) was featured in the winning Print General News category of the 2008 CNN and Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards. The article by Richard Mgamba of The Citizen newspaper focused on the Buzwagi Gold Mine in northwest Tanzania. The story was published on August 26, 2007.

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Jul 28, 2008
Freedom of Information and Environmental Protection in China

Note: The following is an excerpt from a story posted at the EarthTrends website.

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