Adjudication of Transnational Crimes: Environmental Law Crimes in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe
This 3-week blended learning course is designed for judges handling cases involving transnational environmental crimes. We will use environmental crimes case studies that involve both domestic and international law. It will examine the challenges of adjudicating such crimes, including cross-border issues, determining individual and state responsibility, and the limitations of international law in addressing obligations of non-state actors such as businesses and transnational corporations.
Our faculty, comprised of European and African judges together with professional and academic experts, will explore the relevant law and issues for judges to consider when dealing with environmental cases.
The blended course has two components: the first component which is online and the second component which is in-person and will take place in Prague at the CEELI Institute.
Online: 15 –31 August 2022:
Using our dedicated learning platform CEELI online, we will propose a light-touch engagement two weeks before the Workshop. The purpose of this online component is to:
In-person: 02 – 03 September 2022:
This two-day workshop will take place onsite at the CEELI Institute in Villa Grébovka, Prague, from Thursday evening to Saturday late afternoon. The teaching and learning methodology employed will consist of mini-talks and lectures, group discussion, presentations, role play, and panels, along with ample time for informal networking opportunities. A central goal of our approach is to facilitate regional and international knowledge and exchange. The workshop will enable judges to develop and export successful models for addressing issues related to judicial performance, ethics, and independence.
The workshop is open to judges from the African Judicial Exchange Network and the Central and Eastern European Judicial Exchange Network. Experience in environmental law or adjudicating environmental cases is a plus. The training will be conducted in English.
To apply, please complete the online course application form by 9:00 am CEST on 4 July 2022.
The international faculty will include judges, academics, researchers, and other subject matter experts.