WHAT: A Call for Environmental Courts: Judges, Public Confidence, Expertise, and Visibility
WHEN: Monday, April 19th 2010
3 pm to 4:15 pm EST
Cocktail Reception: 4:15 to 5 pm EST
WHERE: World Resources Institute is located at 10 G Street, NE, #800, Washington, DC 20002 (Union Station Metro)
LIVE WEBCAST: http://www.accessinitiative.org/resource/greening-justice
Send questions during Webcast to Mkerdeman@wri.org titled “Greening Justice question”
- 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
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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?
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.
The World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to create practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives.
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