Friday, July 16, 2010

Environmental Law Professor George Pring Takes Part in First Ever Judicial Training Session in Philippines Focusing on Rules for Environmental Cases

Professor George (Rock) Pring, an internationally known environmental law professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and an expert on environmental courts and tribunals, recently took part in the first-ever "Judicial Training Conference on the new Philippines Rules for Environmental Cases."

The conference, held in Palawan, Philippines, featured many of the country's top judges. During the conference Professor Pring interviewed and consulted with the judges.

Professor Pring and his wife, Catherine, have authored a major new study, "Greening Justice: Creating and Improving Environmental Courts and Tribunals," that examines environmental courts and tribunals. The report is published by the Access Initiative of the Washington, D.C.-based World Resources Institute.

[In the picture, the newly sworn-in Chief Justice of the Philippines Supreme Court, Renato C. Corona is seated-center – and immediately left of him (in glasses) is just-retired Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, the father of the Philippines’ environmental courts and rules. Professor Pring is standing in the back row on the far left side. Photo credit: J. P. Galang, Philippines Supreme Court.]

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