Centre for Law and Environment


European environmental law workshop

1 January 2012

Professor Richard Macrory was the UK participant at a workshop on EU environmental law organized by the Avosetta Group and held at the National Institute for Public Administration (INAP) in Madrid. Environmental lawyers from most EU Member States attended to discuss how in practice national courts handled conflicts between national and EU environmental law using doctrines such as direct effect and sympathetic interpretation. A book on the subject is now planned as a result of the meeting snd will be edited by Prof Jan Jans (Gronijen University) Richard Macrory, and Angel Moreno (Director INAP) The Avosetta Group is a small informal group of lawyers whose main purpose is to further the development of environmental law in the European Union and Member States. Professor Macrory is a Trustee of the Group.