The state of the environment in Lebanese courts

07 Jun 2010

Under the patronage and presence of their  Excellencies Ministers of Environment and Justice, Me. Mohamad Rahhal and Professor Ibrahim Najjar, the United Nations Development Programme has the pleasure to invite you to “The State of the Environment in Lebanese Courts” conference on Monday 7 June 2010 at 10:00am at the “Maison de L’avocat” in Aadlieh-Beirut. 

This event is taking place on the occasion of the World Environment Day and Week of the Environment stated by the Lebanese Ministry of Environment. 

International specialists in Environmental law will deliver lectures during the conference, for example: Mrs. Francoise Baissus (chief of department Public Health, environmental law and labor law in the Ministry of Justice in France), Professor Jean Utermaier (Professor in Environmental Law in Jean Moulin-France), Judge Jean-Luc Blachon (general prosecutor in French courts), Mr. Alain Serhan (World Bank), in addition to Lebanese Specialists in Environmental Law. 

The conference will shed the light on the state of the environment in the Lebanese courts and the speakers will focus on several topics, such as: definition of the environmental law and principles, presentation on the state of the Lebanese Environmental Law and challenges facing its application in the Lebanese courts, role of public prosecution in pursuing environmental crimes, presentation of a French case study… 

Furthermore, the United Nations Development Programme and in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice published recently a book entitled “The State of the Environment in the Lebanese Courts” which will also be discussed during the conference and distributed to the audience.

Program
• Opening Session
• Speech of World Bank: Mr. Demba Ba, Country Manager
• Speech of UNDP: Mrs. Marta Ruedas, UNDP Resident Representative
• Speech of His Excellency Minister of Environment: Me. Mohamad Rahhal
• Speech of His Excellency Minster of Justice: Professor Ibrahim Najjar