May 15, 2017
by yuzhuang

The Challenge of Litigation Costs and Damage Assessment Fees in Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China

From January 2015 when the new Environmental Protection Law (EPL) took effect to the end of 2016, courts in China have accepted 112 environmental public interest litigation (EPIL) cases filed by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). But, as of November 2016, only … Continue reading

December 21, 2016
by yuzhuang

环境司法公益培训 招募通知

环境司法公益培训(以下简称“培训”)是由佛蒙特法学院(VLS),佛蒙特大学(UVM),和欧盟环境保护协会(ClientEarth)联合主办,在佛蒙特法学院举行的关于美国环境法和环境司法的培训。培训时间为2017年1月9日至2月27日。 培训将招收3至5名致力于中国环境保护事业的环保社会公益组织的法律工作者或合作公益律师参与1至2周的培训课程。佛蒙特法学院将为学员提供部分或全额奖学金用于支付学费、国际和国内交通费用和在佛蒙特学习期间的住宿费用。

December 8, 2016
by yuzhuang

Environmental Public Interest Litigation (EPIL) in China – Background and Overview

Introduction of EPIL Environmental Public Interest Litigation (EPIL) in China permits qualified environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to file litigation to protect the public interest in safeguarding the environment and natural resources from pollution and ecological destruction. It took China almost … Continue reading

June 21, 2016
by William Schulte

Environmental Public Interest Litigation Training Workshop

On June 6-7, 2016, the US-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law, the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims  (CLAPV) at China University of Politics and Law, and the Beijing Huanzhu Law Firm jointly held a training workshop on environmental public … Continue reading

October 30, 2015
by Yanmei Lin

China’s First Environmental Public Interest Litigation: Green NGOs Win

On Thursday, October 29, 2015, the Nanping Intermediate People’s Court of Fujian Province issued a judgment in favor of the two environmental NGOs plaintiffs, Friends of Nature (FON) and Fujian Green Home on China’s first environmental public interest case. The … Continue reading

China’s New Public Interest Environmental Protection Law in Action

October 19, 2015 by Nicholas Bihun | 0 comments

On Wednesday, September 9th,2015 the U.S.-Asia Partnership for Environmental Law hosted a discussion of new legal developments and reflections on field investigations with Chinese NGOs and attorneys with Jack Tuholske, Director Vermont Law School Water and Justice Program and Technical Advisor to the U.S.-Asia Partnerships; and Yanmei Lin, Associate Director U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law at Vermont Law SchoolThe discussion touched on their recent article Field Notes From the Far East: China’s New Public Interest Environmental Protection Law in Action. The video of their presentation can be viewed above.