17 February 2013 Nairobi, Kenya
High-Level Meeting on the Rule of Law and the Environment

Convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) prior to the 27th Session of the UNEP Government Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF 27), this meeting will examine linkages between sustainable development and the rule of law, such as the negative effects of transnational organized crime, including environmental crime; the mutually supportive relationship between the adherence to the rule of law and the respect for all human rights; access to justice in environmental matters and new and emerging principles, such as the non-regression in environmental law; and the importance of country systems and other developments at the national level to improve the effectiveness of environmental law.  

date: 17 February 2013   location: Nairobi, Kenya   contact: UNEP   phone: +254-20-7623-431   fax: +254-20-7623-929   e-mail: jamil.ahmad@unep.org   www: http://www.unep.org/gc/gc27/docs/Draft_Programme_rev7.pdf