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    Effectivité et éducation judiciaire du droit de l’environnement en Afrique francophone

    15.02.2018

    Du 5 au 9 février 2018 s’est tenu à Yaoundé au Cameroun un symposium international sur le thème : «Effectivité et éducation judiciaire du droit de l’environnement en Afrique francophone».

  • Justice Michael Wilson addresses the plenary on “The Role of the Judiciary in Climate Change" Photo: WCEL

    WCEL and GJIE: Tribute to Justice Swatanter Kumar and India’s National Green Tribunal

    12.02.2018

    The World Commission on Environmental Law, the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment, and partners from around the globe paid tribute to Justice Swatanter Kumar, Chairperson of India’s National Green Tribunal, at the International Conference on...

  • Participants during meetings at La Faculté de Droit et Sciences Politique (Nice Law School) Photo: WCEL

    WCEL in France: 2018 Activities Plan

    06.02.2018

    In January 2018, WCEL Chair Justice Antonio Benjamin visited WCEL members and partners in Marseille, Nice, and Paris, France to plan for 2018 activities.

  • A view of Rio de Janeiro from Tijuca National Park Photo: WCEL

    Highlights of the WCEL Steering Committee Meeting: Rio de Janeiro, December 2017

    06.02.2018

    The WCEL Steering Committee convened a joint meeting with its Specialist Group Chairs, IUCN Commission Chairs, IUCN Councilors, and Honored Guests from 7-10 December 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • L-R: IUCN Councilor Ayman Rabi, Brazilian Attorney General Raquel Dodge, and Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin Photo: WCEL

    Brazil Attorney General Raquel Dodge Launches Major WCEL Initiative “Global Institute of Prosecutors for the Environment”

    06.02.2018

    The 4th International Seminar on Water, Life, Law, and Human Rights (Aqua, Vida, Direitos Humanos) was held at Brazil's National Council of the Public Ministry (Conselho Nacional do Ministério Público (CNMP)) on 11-12 December 2017. Brazil’s Attorney General...

  • Paricipants in Rio de Janeiro Participants of the high-level preparatory meetings for the "Judges and Prosecutors Subprocess" of the 8th World Water Forum Photo: Nicholas Bryner

    High-Level Preparatory Meetings for the 8th World Water Forum

    15.01.2018

    On 8 December 2017, the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) convened two high-level events in Rio de Janeiro in preparation for the “Judges and Prosecutors Subprocess” of the 8th World Water Forum. This is the first time that the Forum will be...

  • IUCN Council Expresses Support for WCEL's Work on the Global Pact for the Environment

    15.01.2018

    The IUCN Council has officially welcomed the initiative of WCEL to contribute to drafting and promoting the Global Pact for the Environment for eventual adoption by the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Royal High Court Bhutan Judges assemble at the Royal Court of Justice of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Photo: WCEL

    WCEL Chair's Mission to Bhutan

    15.01.2018

    Upon invitation of the Supreme Court, Justice Antonio Benjamin travelled to the capital city of Thimpu (Bhutan) at the end of October 2017. This was the first visit ever to Bhutan by a WCEL Chair, and despite its great biodiversity, there were no members of...

  • Members of the WCEL Ethics Specialist Group in Siena (Italy).   Photo: IUCN WCEL Ethics SG

    Meeting of the WCEL Ethics Specialist Group

    14.01.2018

    A meeting of the WCEL Ethics Specialist Group was held in September coinciding with the launch of the Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA). The Specialist Group seeks to advance applied, actionable ethics in environmental law, and is made up of...

  • Participants gather in Siena (Italy) for the launch of the Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA) Photo: Photo: IUCN WCEL Ethics SG

    Launch of the Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA): From Environmental Law to Ecological Law

    13.01.2018

    The Ecological Law and Governance Association was launched on October 13, 2017 at the University of Siena (Italy). The founding document for the Association is the Oslo Manifesto, created at a 2016 workshop of the Ethics Specialist Group of the IUCN World...

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