Save the Date: UCC School of Law Conference on Environmental Courts – 19 June 2015

Friday, 19 June 2015, 2-6pm

University College Cork, School of Law Conference

 Environmental Courts, Enforcement, Judicial Review & Appeals:

Exploring the Options for Ireland

This conference will examine the potential for a specialist environmental court in Ireland.  The overall goal is to consider appropriate institutional mechanisms to provide effective oversight and to improve the quality of environmental decision-making.  Many jurisdictions have recognised the value of expert institutions to resolve complex and often technical disputes in the environmental field.  The conference aims to explore the various issues and challenges arising in the Irish context and to provide a forum for exchange of knowledge and informed discussion among interested parties.

The event is open to all and is free of charge, although advance registration will be required.  A full programme, booking arrangements and further details will be circulated shortly and will be posted on the School of Law website:

This event is part of a larger research project Strengthening Environmental Decision-making: Law, Technical Evidence & Institutional Design, funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Grant. 

Contributors include:

The Hon Ms Justice Marie Baker, High Court

The Hon Judge Merideth Wright, former Presiding Judge, Vermont Environmental Court

Judge Anthony M Collins, General Court of the European Union & Adjunct Professor, School of Law, UCC

Dr Mary Kelly, Chairperson, An Bord Pleanála

Tom Flynn BL

Áine Ryall, School of Law, UCC

Conference Convenor: Áine Ryall                            Twitter:  @EnvJusticeUCC          


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