Citizens' Handbook on Environmental Justice

The Citizen’s Handbook on Environmental Justice is a citizen-friendly material designed to help ordinary people or laypersons bring environmental cases before the courts. It is a tool to encourage citizen participation in the enforcement of environmental laws, in recognition of the key role citizens play in the protection and promotion of the environment. It is an easy reference on the various environmental violations and the procedures entailed when a case is brought before the proper forum or the court.

The contents and structure of the Handbook provide the step-by-step process in bringing an environmental case before the proper forum or the court. The Handbook guides the reader through the different stages of the criminal justice system, and provides tips on what to do with perceived environmental violations and what to expect as the case progresses. It is also intended to be a handy reference especially for those who work with the grassroots in far-flung areas.

Date Published

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Resource Type





Environmental Justice, Environmental Law


Philippine Judicial Academy