Join Justice Rachel Pepper (BA ’91, LLB (Hons) ’94), Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW, as she explores access to justice and the rule of law. There is an undeniable connection between access to justice and the rule of law, including an environmental rule of law. Enacting barriers to justice, for example, by restricting the standing to citizens to challenge exercises of executive power affecting the environment undermine access to justice, and therefore, have a tendency to diminish the rule of law. At a time when trust in public institutions is ebbing in Australia, attempts to limit access to justice warrant close examination as to their justification and efficacy.
This event is supported by ANU Law’s Visiting Judges Program.