Proceedings of the Second South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice
This publication documents the proceedings of the Second South Asia Judicial Roundtable on Environmental Justice, held on 30–31 August 2013 in Thimphu, Bhutan. It brought together chief justices, senior judges, and experts from various fields to consider common environmental challenges in the region, share experiences, and discuss opportunities for cooperation between judiciaries to enhance environmental adjudication and enforcement. The recommendations and the discussions led to the adoption of the Thimphu Declaration on Enhancing Environmental Justice in South Asia. The participants also agreed to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for Co-operation amongst the South Asia Judiciaries, which aims to significantly improve the development, implementation, and enforcement of, and compliance with, environmental law.