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Sustainable Justice! World Legal Experts Meet


19 March 2002 at 12:03 pm
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In May 2002, over 200 of the world’s top legal experts will convene in Montreal, Canada to address key international issues: the environment, the economy, social justice, human rights, health, and the inter-linkages among them.

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Sustainable Justice! World Legal Experts Meet
19 March 2002 at 12:03 pm

In May 2002, over 200 of the world’s top legal experts will convene in Montreal, Canada to address key international issues: the environment, the economy, social justice, human rights, health, and the inter-linkages among them.

Sustainable Justice – Implementing International Sustainable Development Law, is organised by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, and will rally the resources and expertise of the global legal community toward the World Summit for Sustainable Development in September.

SUSTAINABLE JUSTICE 2002 is being organised by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law in conjunction with ENVIROLAW 2002, a major conference to be hosted by South Africa’s legal community in Durban.

Co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program, Sustainable Justice 2002 will assemble over 200 judges, lawyers, professors and other experts from governments and inter-governmental organisations, civil society
associations, academic institutions, foundations and the private sector. It is expected that three of Canada’s leading federal government ministers will deliver keynote speeches.

The conference panels and workshops will focus on a range of key issues, such as:

 New legal mechanisms and instruments for implementing international law in the field of sustainable development

 Innovative measures for financing development that is both environmentally and socially sustainable

 Promoting an attitude of compliance with international agreements
transparency, participation and access to justice

 Sustainable trade, investment and competition law

 Human rights and poverty eradication

 International sustainable development law as it relates to natural
resources, biodiversity, climate change and vulnerability, and health

The conference will take place from 22-25 May 2002 at the International
Civil Aviation Organisation in Montreal, Canada. Registration costs range
from CDN $800 for Not for Profits to $1800 per person; and sponsorships are available for a limited number of participants.

The CISDL gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada as well as other sponsors and partner organisations.

Further information on the conference may be obtained through the Centre for
International Sustainable Development Law, Tel: +1 514 581 4984 Tel: +1 514 398 8918 or visit the web at www.cisdl.org/conference/registration001.html .



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