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Story | 13 Jul, 2019
Why do Australia’s environmental laws fail to save our species from extinction?
By Afshin Akhtar-Khavari et al. - Transformative change is needed in Australia to deal with its extinction record, which is being further exacerbated by large resource extraction approvals and increased urbanization. Legal opportunities are procedurally and jurisdictionally complex and…
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…
Story | 16 Jul, 2018
First person sentenced to prison for illegally dumping waste by the Land and Environment Court of NSW, Australia
On 31 May 2018, Dib Hanna, repeat waste offender, was sentenced to three years imprisonment, with a two year and three month non-parole period, by Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, Australia.
Story | 13 Oct, 2017
Australian Environmental Lawyers call for Sea Country Reforms
CEESP News - by Hanna Jaireth, member of IUCN CEESP, WCEL, WCPA
One of the technical papers in a broad blueprint for the next generation of environmental laws in Australia calls for a more strategic national approach to marine and coastal governance, including nationally consistent laws…
Publication | 2016
Framework for assessing and improving law for sustainability
The sustainability challenges we face today are greater than any we have previously confronted. This year, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Law is a necessary part of the solution to sustainability challenges…