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Judicial Workshop on Environmental Rights in Pretoria

Delaware Law School's Global Environmental and Natural Resources Law Institute and North-West University (Potchefstroom, South Africa) will be co-sponsoring a Judicial Workshop on Environmental Rights in Pretoria, South Africa on Friday, April 15. The Workshop will take place at the University of Pretoria Hatfield Campus Law Building's Moot Court Room. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is also a sponsor for the workshop.

The workshop has two goals:  (1) To provide both practical and theoretical grounding in the implementation of environmental and (2) To serve as the springboard for the development of training materials that will be available for judges at all levels, globally.

For more information and a complete schedule, please download the program brochure (pdf).

Course Materials

Judicial Workshop on Environmental Rights Participant List (pdf)

Global Environmental Constitutionalism - James May and Erin Daly (pdf)

Remedies and Enforcement: Melanie Murcott (pptx)

United Nations General Assembly Report A/HRC/25/53 (pdf)

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Social and Economic Rights Action Center and the Center for Economic and Social Rights v. Nigeria (2001) (pdf)

Argentina - Beatriz Silvia Mendoza and others v. National State of Argentina (pdf)

Case of Fadeyeva v. Russia (pdf)

India - M.C. Mehta v. Union of India & Others (pdf)

Pakistan - Ashgar Leghari v. Federation of Pakistan (pdf)

Philippines - Juan Antonio, et al v The Honorable Fulgencio S. FACTORAN, Jr., et al (pdf)

Robinson Township. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (pdf)

South Africa - Fuel Retailers Association of Southern Africa v. Director-General Environmental Management, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment, Mpumalanga Province, & Others (pdf)

Uganda - Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment v. Attorney General (2004) (pdf)

Bibliography - Sample Provisions from National Constitutions (pdf)


Law Review Article on SSRN: Vindicating Fundamental Environmental Rights: Judicial Acceptance of Constitutionally Entrenched Environmental Rights by Professors James May and Erin Daly.