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Recent Developments in Environmental Jurisprudence Affecting Water in Africa

This Comment is a compendium of select recent cases pertaining to water in Africa, and details how these cases have contributed to the interpretation of the legal framework within which water is utilized and protected as a “common good...

The Indian Supreme Court and International Environmental Norms

The Indian Supreme Court has been globally recognized for its inclination toward activism and its willingness to step in to fill gaps with respect to issues that affect the State and society alike. With respect to environmental issues,...

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2016

The year 2016 witnessed the adoption or revision of several of China’s environmental laws by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, as well as some major judicial initiatives by the Supreme People’s Court. This...

An Exploration of and Reflection on China’s System of Environmental Public Interest Litigation

Commensurate with its significant environmental problems, China’s environmental protection laws and court system have undergone profound changes in the past two years. In this Comment, the authors highlight the development and...

Realizing China’s Paris Commitment to Addressing Climate Change: Challenges and Legal Solutions

Since 1990, China’s carbon emissions have increased 73% due to economic growth. Although China’s emissions per capita are only about one-fifth of those from the United States, China is the largest emitter in the world. China signed the...

Environmental Impact Assessment in China and the United States: A Comparison

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a fundamentally important part of the legal systems in both the United States and China. In this Article, the authors compare and contrast the development of EIA in the two countries, including (...

China’s Air Pollution Rules: Compliance and Enforcement Lessons From Global Good Practices

In recent years, air pollution issues have received unprecedented public attention in China. Partly for this reason, the Chinese government has made significant efforts toward reducing air pollution. However, compliance and enforcement...

India’s National Green Tribunal: Human Rights and the Merits of an Environmental Court

India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) was established by statute in October 2010 “for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including...

Annual Review of Chinese Environmental Law Developments: 2015

The year 2015 was the first year of implementing the revised Environmental Protection Law (EPL) of the People’s Republic of China. The Communist Party of China (CPC) issued several important policies on environmental protection, which...

Mining in Colombia and Environmental Justice: How the “Popular Consultation” Process Works in Practice

This Article examines how the Latin American procedure of “popular consultation” has been used as a mechanism for resisting the development of an open-pit gold mine in Colombia, and analyzes how Colombian communities are using the...