Australia and U.S. Share Experience on Establishing Environmental Court in Thailand

To initiate establishment of a specialized environmental court in Thailand, the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, Administrative Court and other stakeholders shared experience with counterparts from the U.S. and Australia on environmental courts through consultations and training of over 500 judges and practitioners from June 22-26, 2009.  Judges and experts from the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales and the University of Denver shared specific examples of effective court policies and procedures for consideration by Thai courts.  The court partnership is facilitated by the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN).