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High-level Judicial Seminar on Access to Justice in Environmental Matters for the South Eastern European region

16 - 18 November 2008

Tirana, Albania

The second subregional workshop for senior members of the judiciary took place on 17-18 November 2008 in the capital of Albania, Tirana. The workshop brought together senior judges from the subregion, as well as several senior judges from the EU countries and international environmental law experts. It followed the general model of the earlier Kiev workshop.

The workshop, organized in cooperation with Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), was financially supported by contributions from the Government of France, the OSCE fund and the trust fund of the Aarhus Convention.

Workshop materials

 

 

 

 

Agenda of the workshop

ENG

 

 

Report of the workshop for high-level judiciary on access to justice in SEE

ENG

FRE

RUS

Recommendations by the participants of the workshop

ENG

 

 

List of participants

ENG

 

 

Case studies

ENG

 

 

Role of the Judiciary in the implementation and enforcement of international environmental law, Presentation by Prof. Luc Lavrysen, Judge, Constitutional Court of Belgium, President, European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment (EUFJE)

ENG

 

 

Introduction to the Aarhus Convention: its development and role in the context of international environmental law, Jeremy Wates, Secretary to the Convention, UNECE

ENG

 

 

Aarhus Convention Compliance Review Mechanism and article 9 of the Convention, Presentation by Prof. Jerzy Jendroska, University of Opole

ENG

 

 

Article 9 of the Aarhus Convention: Overview, Presentation by Prof. Jerzy Jendroska, University of Opole

ENG

 

 

Article 9, paragraph 1, of the Aarhus Convention, Presentation by Dr. Stephen Stec, CEU

ENG

 

 

Article 9, para. 1, of the Aarhus Convention: some current issues under French Law, , Ms. Frédérique Agostini, Cour de Cassation, France

ENG

 

 

Article 9, paras 1 and 3 of the Aarhus Convention: current issues under French Law, Ms. Frédérique Agostini, Cour de Cassation, France

ENG

 

 

Article 9, paragraph 2, of the Aarhus Convention: legal requirements , Presentation by Prof. Jerzy Jendroska, University of Opole

ENG

 

 

Aarhus-related cases of the Belgian Constitutional Court, Presentation by Prof. Luc Lavrysen, Judge, Constitutional Court of Belgium

ENG

 

 

Relevant Belgian cases

ENG (Case 1)
ENG (Case 2)

 

 

Article 9, paragraph 3, of the Aarhus Convention, Presentation by Dr. Stephen Stec, CEU

ENG

 

 

Article 9, para. 3, of the Aarhus Convention: some current issues under French Law, , Ms. Frédérique Agostini, Cour de Cassation, France

ENG

 

 

Implementation of the Access to Justice pillar of the Aarhus Convention in SEE, Mr. Mihalaq Qirijo, Regional Environmental Center

ENG

 

 

Environmental NGOs in SEE: Survey, Findings, Analysis and Recommendations, Mr. Mihalaq Qirijo, Regional Environmental Center

ENG

 

 

Justice through environmental courts: lessons learnt from the Swedish experience, Prof. Jan Darpö, University of Uppsala

ENG

 

 

In the table above, links to documents appear using the following abbreviations and icons:

File formats: = PDF file; = MS Word DOC file; = MS PowerPoint PPT file;
Languages: ENG – English; FRE – French; RUS – Russian
Documents available for downloading are indicated in blue typeface: ENG FRE RUS.


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