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29 February 2016
Compendium of Good Practices on Human Rights and the Environment

The purpose of this compendium is to present good practices relating to the use of human rights obligations and commitments to inform, support and strengthen environmental policymaking, especially in the area of environmental protection that were identified through a joint programme between UNEP, the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment (formerly the Independent Expert), and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

31 December 2015
Climate Change and Human Rights

This UNEP report sheds light on the human rights obligations of both governments and private actors in responding to climate change, including those relating to rights to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice, as well as obligations relating to adaption and mitigation.

30 November 2015
Fourth ASEAN Chief Justices' Roundtable on Environment: Role of the Judiciary in Environmental Protection. The Proceedings

The Hanoi Action Plan to Implement the Jakarta Common Vision signifies the Southeast Asian chief justices and senior judges' continuing commitment to promote environmental justice and strengthen the environmental law enforcement chain.

25 August 2014
Proceedings of the Third South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice for Sustainable Green Development

This publication documents the proceedings of the Third South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice for Sustainable Green Development, held on the 8th and 9th of August 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

10 November 2013
Third ASEAN Chief Justices' Roundtable on Environment: ASEAN's Environmental Challenges and Legal Responses. The Proceedings

This publication contains the proceedings of the Third ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment: ASEAN’s Environmental Challenges and Legal Responses, held in Bangkok on 15-18 November 2013.

5 February 2013
Proceedings of the Second South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice

Adoption of the Thimphu Declaration on Enhancing Environmental Justice in South Asia highlights the Second South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice on 30–31 August 2013 in Thimphu, Bhutan.

29 - 30 October 2018
Asia-Pacific Judicial Conference on Environmental and Climate Change Adjudication

The Supreme Court of the Union, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) are pleased to host the Asia Pacific Judicial Conference on Environmental and Climate Change Adjudication in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

18 - 20 July 2018
Workshop on Environmental Adjudication for the Judiciary of Bhutan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in partnership with UN Environment, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Royal Court of Justice of Bhutan co-organized a Workshop on Environmental Adjudication for the Judiciary of Bhutan, held on 18-19 July 2018, in Thimphu.

26 - 27 February 2018
Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change: Using Constitutions to Advance Environmental Rights and Achieve Climate Justice

The objective of the colloquium is to assist and build capacity of judges in Asia Pacific in applying environmental constitutionalism to achieve climate justice and advance human dignity.

21 - 25 August 2017
Workshop on Mainstreaming Legal Knowledge of Environmental Issues

ADB is supporting the Supreme Court of Cambodia's request for a training for judges on environment and climate change law. This is in line with recent initiatives to enact a comprehensive Environmental Code for the country. The training/workshop aims to equip judges with the knowledge and skills to tackle this new Code and to handle environmental cases, and to learn from best practices from other jurisdictions.  

10 - 13 July 2017
Strengthening Capacity for Environmental Law in Malaysia’s Judiciary: Train-the-Judges Program

ADB, the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), Environment Institute of Malaysia, and the Judicial and Legal Training Institute conducted a training course for session court judges hearing environmental law cases. Topics focused on umbrella strategic level areas that are helpful in deciding any kind of environmental case e.g., (i) evidence in environmental cases, (ii) environmental forensics, and (iii) remedies in environmental cases.

A Mongolian rural landscape
4 December 2018
MDBs Announce Joint Framework to Combat Climate Change

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) today announced a joint framework for aligning their activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement, reinforcing their commitment to combat climate change.

Group photo from the climate change litigation scholarship workshop organized by the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, National University of Singapore, co-hosted a  with Yale Law School that was held from 7-8 June 2018.
27 October 2018
Climate Change: Let’s Talk About The Role of Courts

On 7 and 8 June 2018, the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL, National University of Singapore) co-hosted a climate change litigation scholarship workshop with Yale Law School.

Group photo from the Workshop on Environmental Adjudication for the Judiciary of Bhutan held from 19-20 July 2018.
27 October 2018
Walk the Talk: A Sustainable Workshop for Bhutan’s Judiciary

On 19-20 July 2018, the Workshop on Environmental Adjudication for the Judiciary of Bhutan was held in the capital Thimphu. ADB’s Office of the General Counsel organized the event, in partnership with UN Environment and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Over 50 judges and court officers from the High Court and all districts courts completed the interactive workshop.

Workshop on Environmental Adjudication for the Judiciary of Bhutan
20 July 2018
Environmental adjudication for the judiciary of Bhutan

A workshop on environmental adjudication for the judiciary of Bhutan, recommended awareness programmes, need to include climate change in the education curriculum, strengthening coordination among stakeholders, and capacity building to combat climate change in the country.

Rule of Law image from Development Advocate Pakistan. In this issue, Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), shares her thoughts on citizen access to governance institutions and ADB's work in building the country's judicial capacity in the areas of gender sensitization and human rights
14 June 2018
Interview: Irum Ahsan on citizen access to governance institutions, gender sensitization and human rights in Pakistan

In this issue of Development Advocate Pakistan, Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), shares her thoughts on citizen access to governance institutions and ADB's work in building the country's judicial capacity in the areas of gender sensitaztion and human rights.