25 May '12, 9pm

Advocating for Environmental Justice in the Pacific Ocean

Advocating for Environmental Justice in the Pacific Ocean

Advocating for Environmental Justice in the Pacific Ocean Commentary by Sea Shepherd Galapagos photo: Eric Cheng After two years of advocacy, we now may be witnessing the beginning of judicial transformation in the Galapagos Islands. As part of a nationwide process, the national judicial authority of Ecuador is not only assessing the creation of the first judiciary specialized on environmental matters, but also its establishment in the Galapagos Islands. If created, the pioneer environmental authority will be a model for improving judicial response in marine protected areas- an issue raised by Sea Shepherd since the very beginning of its advocacy towards judicial specialization on environmental law. After two years, this legal project, which aims at enforcing marine protection laws in courts of law, has proven just how important the role of the judicial system could be for...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2012...

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