Browse news and updates on recent events, as well as blogs contributed by Asian law professionals within the region.


More than 60 chief justices, senior judges and experts on environmental justice from SAARC countries are discussing the state of South Asia’s environment, laws and challenges in Thimphu, reports Bhutan’s “Kuensel” newspaper.
31 August 2013

Roundtable on environment laws

Jointly organised by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and judiciary of Bhutan, the 2nd South Asia judicial roundtable on environment justice is discussing common environmental challenges in the region, share experiences, and discuss opportunities for cooperation between judiciaries to enhance environmental adjudication and enforcement.

9 July 2013

ASEAN Chief Justices agree to promote relations

At the first meeting of Chief Justices of the ASEAN recently organised in Singapore, the Chief Justices agreed to promote close relations and mutual understanding amongst the ASEAN judiciaries.

9 July 2013

Chief Advisor meets Asian Development Bank Officials

Chief Advisor to the Interim Government, Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye, met with Ms. Irum Ahsan, Legal Counsel and Ms. Rita Marie L. Mesina, Legal Research Consultant of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang yesterday.

7 July 2013

Asian Chief Justices, Judges Propose Network to Promote Environment Justice

Asian judges proposed creation of an Asian Judges Network on the Environment to improve the quality of court rulings on environment and natural resource cases in the region at a seminar held at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

23 June 2013

Judges asked to enforce existing environmental laws

Highlighting the importance and scope of environment Chief Justice of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Azam Khan on Saturday said that there is need to be more concerned about the protection of environment and enforcement of existing environmental laws in country.

12 November 2012

12 Things to Know in 2012: Green Justice in Asia and the Pacific

The judiciary plays a key role in achieving sustainable development by upholding and enforcing environmental laws. In developing Asia, ADB is helping countries promote green justice through knowledge sharing and capacity building.


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