Statement on the Environmental Rule of Law at the Symposium on Environmental Rule of Law

United Nations Environment Programme (24/06/2014)

On 21-22 June 2014, 95 participants took part in the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, and considered among other matters the Environmental Rule of Law. Participants discussed aspects of environmental rule of law, including environmental democracy, the human rights and environment linkage, the role of judges, prosecutors, environmental public interest lawyers and other legal professionals, and multi-level environmental rule of law including compliance mechanisms on the international level. The Forum also took note of the fact that more than 900 environmental defenders have lost their lives over the last decade.