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High Level Judicial seminar on Access to Justice in Environmental Matters for Eastern Europe and South Caucasus Region

04 - 05 June 2007
Kiev Ukraine

The first subregional workshop for senior members of the judiciary took place on 4-5 June 2007 in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev. The workshop brought together senior judges from the six countries of the subregion, as well as several members of the EU Forum of Judges for the Environment (EUFJE) and international environmental law experts.

The workshop was organized in cooperation with Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Forum of Judges for the Environment (EUFJE). The workshop was funded by contributions from the Governments of Sweden, Canada and USA, the latter two through the OSCE fund, and by the trust fund of the Aarhus Convention.

Document Title   ENG FRE RUS
Agenda of the workshop   PDF   PDF
Report of the workshop for high-level judiciary on access to justice (ECE/MP.PP/WG.1/2007/L.11)   PDF PDF PDF
List of participants   DOC   DOC
Case studies   DOC   DOC
Judging and Environment, Presentation by Rt. Hon Lord Justice Carnwath, Lord Justice of Appeal, Royal Courts of Justice   DOC   DOC
Aarhus Convention Compliance Review Mechanism and its significance at national level , Presentation by Prof. Svitlana Kravchenko, University of Oregon School of Law       PPT
Article 9, par. 1, of the Aarhus Convention: Introduction, Presentation by Prof. Svitlana Kravchenko, University of Oregon School of Law       PPT
Aarhus-related cases of the Belgian Constitutional Court, Presentation by Prof. Luc Lavrysen, Judge, Constitutional Court of Belgium   DOC   -
Relevant Belgian cases   DOC (case 1)
(case 2)
  DOC (case 1)
DOC (case 2)
Article 9, par.3, of the Aarhus Convention in English Law, Presentation by H.H. William Birtles, Judge, South Eastern Circut Court   DOC   -