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Biodiversity in the court: the certainty of contests about uncertainty, by Justice Preston

Disputes about biodiversity loss involve considerable scientific uncertainty. Uncertainty arises because of the unpredictability and randomness of natural systems and processes. In adjudicating biodiversity-related disputes, courts often need to resolve these issues of uncertainty. How have they done so? This blog post examines this question. It does so by drawing on key findings from myContinue reading “Biodiversity in the court: the certainty of contests about uncertainty, by Justice Preston”

A welcome spotlight on administrative mediation, by S Boyron

For those of us interested in investigating alternative ways of delivering administrative justice, ‘administrative mediation’ is a fascinating field of research with a lot of potential. As Rhita Bousta highlighted in her recent piece published on this blog, for a few years France has been developing the use of mediation to resolve administrative law disputes.Continue reading “A welcome spotlight on administrative mediation, by S Boyron”

‘Science’ in Court – the Importance of Specificity, by E Lees and T Paloniitty

To generalise about the use of scientific information by Member State courts in cases involving the Habitats Directive is not only impossible, but also hides crucial dimensions in the day-to-day practice of EU Environmental law. It is important, instead, to take account of the role that the language used in the Directive plays; the processContinue reading “‘Science’ in Court – the Importance of Specificity, by E Lees and T Paloniitty”