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  • Global Judicial Institute for the Environment Day 2

    Judges make progress shaping the Global Judicial Institute for the Environment

    23.05.2017

    Continuing preliminary discussions at the 2nd International Meeting of the GJIE in Brasilia, judges from around the world worked diligently through an agenda focused on the statute of incorporation, consider opportunities for future institutional hosting...

  • Regional Judicial Colloquium

    Regional Judicial Colloquium for Latin-America and the Caribbean

    22.05.2017

    The Regional Judicial Colloquium for Latin-America and the Caribbean: “Constitutions, Environment, and Human Rights: Practice and Implementation” convenes at the Federal Senate of Brazil on 22-23 May 2017.

  • 2nd International Meeting of the Global Judicial Institute for the Environment

    Second International Meeting of the Global Judicial Institute for the Environment

    22.05.2017

    Over 25 judges from across the world gathered for the Second International Meeting of the Global Judicial Institute for the Environment from 19-21 May 2017 in Brazil. 

  • WCEL and the environmental rule of law in the Americas

    26.04.2017

    WCEL, in a joint submission with the Organization of American States,  presented its written response (see downloads) and made oral arguments (see links) addressing environmental implications and ramifications in respect to the request by the...

  • Environmental Adjudication in the 21st Century

    26.04.2017

    Judges, practitioners, and academics gathered from 11 to 12 April in Auckland (New Zealand) to discuss and debate the challenges for environmental adjudication in the coming decades.

  • India’s NGT Looks at the Global Level

    20.04.2017

    India’s National Green Tribunal convened the “World Environment Congress” from 25-26 March, 2017 in New Delhi where judges, lawyers, scientists, and civil society joined to advance dialogue on environmental challenges and the legal community’s capacity to...

  • Steering Committee charts course for next 4 years

    19.04.2017

    The WCEL Steering Committee met from 10-13 February in Brazil for their first in-person meeting of 2017 hosted at the National High Court of Brazil (STJ) in Brasilia. The meeting agenda consisted of a “high-level preparatory segment”, consultations with...

  • Just released: International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy

    22.02.2017

    The first volume of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy (2016) has recently been published. The intention of this first volume is to establish a platform for discussion among legislators, lawyers and policymakers regarding regulatory concepts...

  • Preparations for PrepCom III: Developing a legally binding instrument on marine biological diversity in ABNJ

    17.02.2017

    In an invitation dated 1 February, 2017, Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli (Director, UN/DOALOS) calls for delegations to communicate the names of their representatives for the 3rd Session of the Preparatory Committee established by General Assembly resolution 69/292...

  • WCEL Chair meeting Deputy Chief Justice Dr. Nguyen Thuy Hien at the Supreme People’s Court

    Chair’s Mission to Vietnam

    08.02.2017

    In January 2017, Antonio H. Benjamin became the first Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law to ever visit Vietnam. WCEL membership has great potential to grow and the IUCN Vietnam Country Office in Hanoi provides great opportunities for...

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