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7 December 2015

ASEAN Chief Justices Reaffirm Commitment to Environmental Law Enforcement, Regional Cooperation

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — High court judges from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reaffirmed their commitment to environmental law and climate change at a roundtable meeting last weekend in Cambodia.

27 June 2015

Cambodia To Host the 5th ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment in Siem Reap

The 5th ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment will take place in the Cambodian cultural province of Siem Reap in November this year, said Mr. Chiv Keng, Vice President of the Supreme Court of Cambodia.

17 December 2014

ASEAN Chief Justices talk about environmental issues

Viet Nam hopes to learn from other countries’ experiences in protecting the environment, President Truong Tan Sang said on Saturday to delegates attending the fourth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable.

17 December 2014

ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable successfully finished

The fourth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on the Role of the Judiciary in Environmental Protection concluded in Hanoi on December 14 after two days of sitting. The event, co-organised by the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), focused discussions on cooperation in environment-related issues among ASEAN’s national courts, the Jakarta Common Vision on Environment for ASEAN Judiciaries and the Hanoi Plan of Action.

13 December 2014

Fourth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable opens

The fourth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on the role of the judiciary in environmental protection opened on December 13th in Hanoi by the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

3 November 2014

First Meeting of ASEAN Judicial Working Group to Deepen Cooperation on Environment

The ASEAN Judiciaries Working Group on Environment met here today for the first time to explore ways to deepen cooperation on the region’s environmental problems in advance of the fourth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment taking place in Ha Noi in November.

Front (L–R): Bruce L Davis, Vice President – ADB, Lord Robert Carnwath, Judge, Supreme Court of England, G L Pieris, Minister of External Affairs, Chief Justice Mohan Pieris, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Rauf Hakeem, Minister of Justice, Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain from Bangladesh, Clifford Wallace, Senior Judge, Chief Judge Emeritus, The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Justice Christopher Gregory Weeramantry and Adel Omar Sherif, Deputy Chief Justice of Egypt Back (L–R): Sri Widowa
5 September 2014

Environmental Justice for Sustainable Green Development : The Third South Asia Judicial Roundtable in Sri Lanka

The Third South Asian Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice took place in Colombo under the theme of Environmental Justice for Sustainable Green Development.

8 August 2014

Third South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice

The Third South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice commenced at the Central Bank today with President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest. Chief Justice Mohan Peiris and ministers were among the participants.

15 March 2014

Environmental Justice Program 2011-2013

The OGC’s Environmental Justice Program under its Law, Justice and Development (LJD) program is in line with ADB’s long-term strategic framework1 which aims to (i) strengthen environmental regulatory frameworks and enforcement capacities of public institutions, recognizing good governance and capacity development as drivers of change; and (ii) promote regional cooperation. The program is also in line with ADB’s strategy for operational work on the environment from 2013 to 2020,2 which identifies environmental governance and natural capital as two of ADB’s four operational directions to promote transition to green growth.

Logs illegally harvested in Malaysia are loaded on trucks headed for market (Photo by Claude Barutel)
27 January 2014

Asian Judges Create Network on Environment

An Asian Judges Network on Environment has been formally launched in Manila, marking a new stage of cooperation among justices charged with enforcing environmental laws and helping to preserve Asia’s natural capital. The three-day Second Asian Judges Symposium on Environment held last week drew eminent judges and representatives of courts, environment ministries, prosecutor’s offices, the legal profession, and civil society from the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

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