The Environment in Court
This book edited by PluriCourts coordinator Christina Voigt will contain a selection of the most relevant papers from the international colloquium on "The Environment in Court", which will be hosted by PluriCourts in June 2016.
In June 2016, PluriCourts hosted the colloquium of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Academy of Environmental Law (IUCNAEL). The event is an essential avenue for environmental law scholars and practitioners. The topic of the 2016 colloquium was "The Environment in CourtThe Environment in Court – Environment protection in national and international courts, tribunals, and compliance mechanisms".
The colloquium explored questions relating to what the role is, should be and could be for the judiciary in promoting environmentally sustainable development? What progresses and advances have been made in protecting the environment through courts and which obstacles exist to enhancing effective environmental adjudication? The colloquium attempted to address these issues along various, crossing “axes”: national and international adjudication, procedural and substantive legal issues, comparisons of different legal systems, and the relationships between policy and law, input and outcome, lex lata and lex ferenda, law and ethics, effectiveness and equity.