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Greening Justice: Creating and Improving Environmental Courts and Tribunals interactive book launch

It is often said that justice delayed is justice denied. Environmental courts and tribunals (ECTs)have been proposed as a quick, easy, and cheap solution to the challenges of access to justicein environmental conflicts. But under what conditions do ECTs meet these expectations? The Access team is hosting a book launch and live webcast on 19 April 2010 from 3:00pm to 4:15pm EST at WRI 10 G St NE, Washington DC 20002, which will also be webcast, for our publication Greening Justice: Creating and Improving Environmental Courts and Tribunals. The book launch panelists include: George (Rock) Pring and Catherine (Kitty)Pring, co-authors of Greening Justice: Creatingand Improving Environmental Courts andTribunals; Honorable Merideth Wright, EnvironmentalJudge, Vermont Environmental Court; Ritwick Dutta Supreme Court Advocate, India; Jacob Werksman, Director of Institutions andGovernance Program, World ResourcesInstitute.Join in a lively debate on the creation of, andeffectiveness of environmental courts and tribunals aroundthe world. This in-depth study was published by The AccessInitiative (TAI), the largest civil society network dedicated toensuring that communities have a voice in decisionsconcerning their natural resources. TAI partners haveworked in over 45 countries to identify gaps in laws,institutions, practices, and tools for removing barriers to access to justice in environmental matters. Participation in the event can also be facilitated by Live webcast: Send questions during webcast to titled "Greening Justice question".The publication can be found on The Access Initiative website:

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