Symposium 2017 "Environmental Adjudication in the 21st Century"

Symposium 2017 "Environmental Adjudication in the 21st Century"

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The 'Environmental Adjudication in the 21st Century' Symposium will take place on 11th and 12th April 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.  The Symposium is hosted by the International Forum for Environment Judges, the Environment Court of New Zealand and the University of Otago, with generous support from the Royal Society of New Zealand, and will bring together Judges, practitioners and academics to discuss and debate the challenges for environmental adjudication in the coming decades.  We are delighted to announce that the keynote speeches will be given by Lord Carnwath, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and Professor George ‘Rock’ Pring and Catherine ‘Kitty’ Pring, University of Denver, Environment Courts and Tribunals Study. 

The plenary session on 11th April will be held at The Pullman Hotel, cnr Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland.  The list of speakers (provisional) includes:

  • Right Honourable Lord Robert Carnwath, UK Supreme Court
  • Professor Emeritus George (Rock) Pring and Kitty Pring, University of Denver
  • Honourable Justice Brian Preston SC, New South Wales Land and Environment Court
  • Honourable Justice Samson Okong’o, Environment Court of Kenya
  • His Honour Judge Michael E Rackemann, Planning and Environment Court, Queensland
  • Hon Michael D Wilson, Supreme Court of Hawai’i
  • Professor Denise Antolini, University of Hawai'i
  • Professor Tracy Hester, University of Houston
  • Chief Justice Rafael Asenjo Zegers, Environment Court of Chile
  • Dr Aine Ryall, University of Cork and Aarhus Compliance Committee
  • Dr Gitanjali Nain Gill, University of Northumbria
  • Ben Boer, Distinguished Professor at the Research Institute of Environmental Law, University of Wuhan and Emeritus Professor at University of Sydney, Law School
  • Principal Judge Laurie Newhook, NZEnvC

Registration for the plenary session on 11th April 2017 and is available via this website (see 'Symposium Registration' tab) or participants may request to be invoiced (contact Melanie Black at the University of Otago -  The conference fee is $250 (and includes morning and afternoon tea, and lunch).  

A workshop will be held at the Environment Court of New Zealand, Auckland, on 12th April 2017 for invited participants only.

Further information concerning the Symposium will posted on this site nearer the time.

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