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Hawaii Supreme Court at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Featured News
Left to right:  Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald; National High Court of Brazil Justice Antonio Benjamin; IUCN Director-General Inger Andersen; Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Michael Wilson; and UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions Director Elizabeth Mrema on the IUCN “Judges and Nature” colloquium panel. (Photo courtesy of Nick Bryner)

Left to right: Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald; National High Court of Brazil Justice Antonio Benjamin; IUCN Director-General Inger Andersen; Hawaii Supreme Court Associate Justice Michael Wilson; and UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions Director Elizabeth Mrema on the IUCN “Judges and Nature” colloquium panel. (Photo courtesy of Nick Bryner)

Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald, Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna, Associate Justice Richard Pollack, and Associate Justice Michael Wilson were featured speakers at the 2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress “Judges and Nature” colloquium on September 5, 2016.

The session also featured a number of Hawaii’s environmental court judges from around the state who discussed a variety of topics, including the responsibilities of judges in environmental disputes.

The day’s activities began at the Hawaii Convention Center and then moved to the Hawaii Supreme Court at Ali`iolani Hale for further discussions.

For more on the Hawaii State Judiciary’s contributions to the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress, see: “Hawaii Supreme Court Hosts Intergenerational Climate Justice Moot Court Workshop” at:

https://www.courts.state.hi.us/news_and_reports/featured_news/2016/09/moot_court