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Dear Members,

The editors would again like to invite all members to submit contributions for inclusion in the third issue of the IUCNAEL eJournal, which will be published in February 2012. As you are all hopefully now aware, we accept three main different forms of contributions: substantive articles on a specific theme; country reports on contemporary legal and policy developments; and book reviews. The full details regarding the length and nature of these contributions are available on the eJournal's website (http://www.iucnael.org/en/e-journal/about-the-journal.html). So too are the previous two issues of the eJournal which should give you a good idea of the nature and form of the different contributions. In summary:

  1. Substantive articles on a specific theme. The chosen theme for this issue is Innovations in Social Justice and Environmental Governance. During the past few decades, much attention has been paid to 'efficient' environmental protection, but at what social cost? Market instruments frequently empower the rich. Regulated access is often easier for those who are confident, informed and mobile. Even seemingly benign approaches, such as 'green investment', can have dire social consequences for certain sectors of the society. Innovations in environmental law may show the way towards improved environmental governance that simultaneously significantly improves the lot of the least advantaged in society. The editors are particularly interested in articles that demonstrate how environmental law can fulfill its traditional role in pioneering both environmental protection and social justice. Please note that the due date for the submission of substantive articles has been extended to 1 November 2011.
  2. Country reports. These reports should canvas recent interesting legal and policy developments in members' jurisdictions – preferably developments that have taken place in the past 6-12 months. Please note that the due date for the submission of country reports has been extended to 1 December 2011.
  3. Book Reviews. These book reviews should critical consider texts in the field of environmental law that have been published in the past 6-12 months. Please note that the due date for the submission of book reviews has been extended to 1 December 2011.

We look forward to receiving your contributions and should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Keep well

Elizabeth Kirk and Sandy Paterson

Elizabeth A. Kirk
Senior Lecturer
School of Law
University of Dundee
Dundee
DD1 4HN
Tel: 01382 384638
Fax: 01382 386737
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Alexander Paterson
Associate Professor
Institute of Marine and Environmental Law
Faculty of Law
University of Cape Town
Tel: (021) 650 5644
Fax: (021) 650 5673
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