00:57:50 - 20.09.2019

 

Founder of Peace and National Unity,

Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan,

His Excellency Emomali Rahmon

 

From February 26 to March 2, 2019, Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Tajikistan Hoshimzoda D. participated in the International Judicial Colloquium on the theme: “The role of the judiciary in promoting the rule of law in environmental matters” and the twelfth meeting of the Task Force of the Aarhus Convention on Access to justice that took place in the city of Geneva.
Representatives of the judicial bodies and international organizations of various countries, in particular Armenia, Azerbaijan, Albania, Belarus, Hungary, Bosnia-Gertsogovina, Guinea-Bissao, Germany, Georgia, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Vezia, Howarth, Estonia, Director of the Department for Environment of the European Economic Commission of the United Nations Organizations, representative of the Regional Office of the United Nations Program for the Environment, Chairman of the Forum of the European Union of Judges for the Environment, the Secretariat of the Aarhus Convention and others.
The purpose of the events was to strengthen the capacity of the judiciary to effectively address cases related to environmental issues, implement constitutional environmental human rights, and thereby contribute to achieving the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals, promoting the rule of law in national and international levels, as well as ensuring equal access to justice for all.
Within the framework of the events, various issues related to ensuring environmental justice and the Sustainable Development Goals were discussed; the use of international law in environmental litigation; capacity building needs in this area for judges and other oversight bodies; regional, subregional and global cooperation to promote effective access to justice in environmental matters; legislation of various countries in the field of access to justice and environmental information; judicial practice on this issue and other relevant issues in this area.
Also at the Bali events, issues related to the relationship of the Aarhus Convention with other multilateral agreements in this area, air quality and strengthening of regional and international cooperation in this area were discussed.