Monday, May 24, 2010

Greening Justice, New Report on Global Environmental Courts and Tribunals, Featured Today on Australian Broadcasting Corp. On-Line News Service

Greening Justice, the new report about environmental courts and tribunals (ECT) co-authored by University of Denver Law Professor George (Rock) Pring, is attracting growing attention across the globe including in today's Australian Broadcasting Corporation on-line news service.

The ground-breaking report (the full-text is available by clicking here) analyzes environmental courts and tribunals across the world and offers a list of "best practices" associated with those courts and tribunals. Prof. Pring's co-author is his wife Catherine (Kitty) Pring, a specialist in alternative dispute resolution and a professional mediator. Working as a team, the Prings' report is based on 150 interviews undertaken over two years.

The report was commissioned by the Access Initiative, one of the world's largest civil society networks focusing on "ensuring that communities have a voice in decisions concerning their natural resources."

The ABC story noted that, "Australian environmental courts were particularly praised by the Prings because they use innovative methods such as mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes."

To read the full-text of the story please click here. The website associated with the ECT study can be accessed by clicking here.

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