Story | 11 Jun, 2019

Dr. Parvez Hassan Publishes "Resolving Environmental Disputes in Pakistan: The Role of Judicial Commissions"

Dr. Parvez Hassan, Chair Emeritus of the World Commission on Environmental Law Steering Committee, recently published "Resolving Environmental Disputes in Pakistan: The Role of Judicial Commissions." As a pioneer in global environmental law, Dr. Hassan has been a leader in defining the role of judicial commissons as remedial measures to ensure the implementation of the environmental rule of law.

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Photo: IUCN

This Compilation covers Dr. Hassan's involvement in the Commissions set up by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Lahore High Court in some important environmental disputes before them. It provides a complete record of the appointment of each Commission, its terms of reference, its membership, its work, its Report and how the recommendations of each Commission were factored in the final judgment of the Court.

"Resolving Environmental Disputes in Pakistan: The Role of Judicial Commissions" (Pakistan Law House 2018) has been published online by LUMS. It is accessible at:

About the Author

Parvez Hassan       Photo: Parvez Hassan
Dr. Parvez Hassan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan, is the Senior Partner of Hassan & Hassan (Advocates), Lahore. His academic degrees include a B.A and LL.B. from Punjab University, Lahore, a Masters of Law from Yale, and a Doctorate of Law from Harvard. Dr. Hassan is the Chair Emeritus of the World Commission on Environmental Law of IUCN-The World Conservation Union, and the President of the Pakistan Environmental Law Association.

Dr. Hassan has written numerous articles on environment, law and national affairs in law journals and other publications in the U.S., South America, Europe, Africa, and Pakistan, and has organized and chaired international law conferences around the world.  His book, Stories of Gratitude, was published by the Pakistan Law House in 2016.