5 November 2002

More than 50 Judges from Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and Yemen (together with a judge from Australia) met in Kuwait from 26-28 October for the first Conference on the Role of the Judiciary in the Development of Environmental Law in the Arab Region. The event was hosted by the State of Kuwait, represented by the Ministry of Justice (Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies), in cooperation with the Arab Regional Center for Environmental Law, the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and UNEP. Issues addressed during the conference included the need for specialized environment courts and the importance of environmental education for law students and for the judiciary. The conference was addressed by Professor Nicholas Robinson, Chair of CEL, about the ongoing efforts of IUCN and UNEP to actively engage the judiciary from around the world.

Find Professor Robinson's speech here

Original URL was: iucn.org/themes/law/index200204.html

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