Background reading for conference on Environmental Courts

Background paper by Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Supreme Court & Adjunct Professor, School of Law, UCC “A Possible Environmental Court: The Constitutional and Legal Parameters” (June 2015)

A Possible Environmental Court – Mr Justice Frank Clarke – June 2015

The following two papers by Judge Merideth Wright, former Presiding Judge, Vermont Environmental Court are useful background reading for our conference on 19 June:

Wright, “The Vermont Environmental Court” (2010) 3 Journal of Court Innovation 201 

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Wright, “Procedural Environmental Rights Giving Access to Justice: lessons from Vermont and other courts handling environmental cases around the world” paper prepared for the 3rd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy, 5-7 September 2014, New Haven 

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Further background reading

Pring and Pring, Greening Justice: Creating & Improving Environmental Courts and Tribunals (The Access Initiative, 2009)

Journal of Environmental Law (Open Access) Virtual Collection on Specialist Environmental and Planning Courts:

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