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Sixth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment: Forging the Sustainable Future of the ASEAN Region – The Proceedings

Publication | February 2018
Sixth ASEAN Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment: Forging the Sustainable Future of the ASEAN Region – The Proceedings

The ASEAN judiciaries reviewed their agreements on how they see, and aimed to fulfill, their role in protecting the environment, advancing environmental justice, and upholding the rule of law at the Sixth Roundtable held in the Philippines.

The Sixth Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chief Justices’ Roundtable on Environment, cohosted by the Asian Development Bank, served as a forum to strengthen ASEAN judges’ knowledge and expertise in environmental and climate change law. The Sixth Roundtable, held in the Philippines on 10–13 November 2016, enabled ASEAN chief justices and their nominees to review prior roundtable agreements and report progress in implementing the Jakarta Common Vision, the Hanoi Action Plan, and the Angkor Statement. The annual roundtable conferences aimed to support ASEAN judges in strengthening their capacity to interpret, apply, and enforce environmental treaties, laws, and regulations based on the rule of law, thereby enabling effective environmental adjudication.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Highlights: Day 1
  • Highlights: Day 2
  • Progress of the ASEAN Judiciaries in Advancing Environmental Justice
  • Emerging Environmental Legal and Judicial Challenges
  • Highlights: Day 3
  • Synthesis of the Reports
  • Forging the Road Ahead for ASEAN Judicial Cooperation on Environment: Action Points
  • Appendixes