News December 2005

News December 2005

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EU Forum of Judges for the Environment – London December 2 and 3, 2005

The EUFJE organized its annual conference in London. The Attorney general and the Lord Chief Justice took part in this event hosted by the Law Society and supported by the General directorate for environment of the European commission. The subject was “European waste law, theory and practice” and 16 countries answered the questionnaire that was circulated. The papers and responses will be on the EUFJE website (www.eufje.org) in the months to come.

The General assembly of the Forum elected a new Board. Vice presidents Amedeo Postiglione, judge at the Corte di Cassazione of Italy, Ulf Bjallas, judge at the Appeal court of Sweden and the treasurer, Luc Lavrysen, judge at the Arbitration court of Belgium were re-elected. Guy Canivet, Premier President of the Cour de cassation of France and Lord Justice Robert Carnwath of the Royal courts of justice of England left the Board. Lord Justice Robert Reed of the Court of Session of Scotland was elected president and Dominique Guihal, conseiller referendaire at the Cour de cassation of France, Secretary general. Kari Kuusiniemi, judge at the Supreme administrative court of Finland is the new auditor of the Board.