International environmental law conference at the Curia of Hungary

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18 October 2014

The Curia of Hungary hosted a two-day long international conference for environmental law judges, the 11th Annual Conference of the European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment (EUFJE).

The Forum holds its annual conferences in a different EU Member State each year. It was the very first time that an EUFJE Conference took place in Budapest, Hungary. This year’s conference topic was “Impact assessments and preventive measures against significant environmental impacts in the 21st century”.

On the second day of the EUFJE Conference, held in the premises of the Curia between 17 and 18 October 2014, the conference participants ceremonially signed the EUFJE Budapest 2014 Conference Declaration on Environmental Responsibility by which the invited representatives of the EU Member States recognised their environmental responsibility and proposed measures to be taken for the purposes of environmental protection.

This year’s conference also provided an excellent opportunity to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Forum’s establishment.

On the first day, Dr. Péter Darák, President of the Curia and Luc Lavrysen, President of the EUFJE greeted the conference participants through their welcome address.

Other illustrious guests, such as Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director of Implementation, Governance and Semester at the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Environment, Guy Canivet, former First President of the French Court of Cassation, Robert Carnwath, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Endre Juhász, Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union, were also present at the conference.

The text of the ceremonially signed declaration can be accessed here.

Budapest, the 18th of October 2014

Press Secretariat of the Curia of Hungary