Over 25 judges from across the world gathered for the Second International Meeting of the Global Judicial Institute for the Environment from 19-21 May 2017 in Brazil.
The Global Judicial Institute for the Environment (GJIE) was founded in April 2016 with the adoption of its Charter during the 1st World Environmental Law Congress in Rio de Janeiro. This second meeting brings together numerous representatives of courts and tribunals, national judicial associations, and multilateral organizations to work with IUCN’s World Commission on Environmental Law to provide additional support to judicial institutions for enforcing existing environmental law and to promote the environmental rule of law. Participants at the meeting will move forward on decisions to establish the Institute’s structure and legal personality, as well as arrangements for a secretariat and membership, and future activities. Stay tuned for ongoing reports from the days’ sessions.