Environmental Law Implementation Group

The Environmental Law Implementation Group (ELIG) project, run by the IEN, aims to protect the environment through leverage and improvement of environmental law. It’s focus goes beyond national law to European and International law. This is key given: the important role of EU and International law on our national provisions; together with oversight role of the EU Commission and the EU Court of Justice; and compliance and implementation mechanisms of international conventions such as the Aarhus & Espoo Conventions. IEN’s Environmental Law Officer, engages with a wide range of actors including eNGOs, Government Departments & agencies, members of the Oireachtas, EU institutions, UN & UNECE bodies, legal practitioners, academics and other stakeholders in environmental decision-making as part of the initiative.

Environmental Law Conference

November 12th, 10am – 4.30pm

The “challenges” of judicial review & governance in environmental matters in Ireland

Join us for a reflection on developments and changes in judicial review, environmental governance, rule of law and environmental human rights.

In the conference, honored with chairs including the Hon Ms Justice Marie Baker of the Irish Supreme Court, we will be drawing on reflections from members of the Irish Bar and Law Society and involving wider perspectives from the Chair of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee and the EU Commission, and academic comment on housing policy, to prompt examination of emerging narratives on planning & judicial review in environmental matters. We will also facilitate a wider introduction to the new Special Rapporteur on Environmental Defenders under the Aarhus Convention, Mr Michel Forst – the former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders.

This is a free event, but booking is essential. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/453856516057

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