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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

15/02/2018

The Rise of Environmental Law in International Dispute Resolution

Inter-American Court of Human Rights issues Landmark Advisory Opinion on Environment and Human Rights

In this article, Monica Feria-Tinta and Simon Milnes examine the just-released Advisory Opinion of the Inter-American Court on Environment and Human Rights.

The decision addresses State obligations (environmental and human rights) in a transboundary context, construction and operation of mega-projects, activities such as oil and gas exploration and exploitation, maritime transportation of hydrocarbons, port construction and upgrading, and the construction, maintenance and expansion of shipping canals, among others.

The Opinion, which has been held to be ground-breaking, was issued in Spanish only. This analysis is the first in-depth analysis in English, making it available to English-speaking audiences. This is a topical issue for clients such as States, law firms working in the area of Public International Law, international dispute resolution and the developing area of business and human rights, including in litigation concerning environmental harm.

Simon Milnes appeared before the Court as an amicus curiae at the hearing leading to the Advisory Opinion.

Read the full report

 

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