The ICE Coalition organize and participate in public lectures, collaborate on projects with different groups, and meet with stakeholders representing many different interests in the international legal order. 

We encourage you to read the articles and working papers we've produced over the years to get a sense of how we envisage an international court for the environment contributing to a more effective international environmental rule of law. 

We make a point of proposing several different templates for an ICE, but they are built on two guiding principles:

(1) a specialized judiciary is more likely to understand and apply scientific evidence effectively, as it relates to the substance of transboundary environmental disputes, than a general international court or tribunal; and

(2) states, but also non-state actors, should be given standing to bring cases against states for alleged non-compliance with international legal obligations. 

THE CASE FOR AN ICE - pdf

THE CASE FOR AN ICE - pdf

ICE - POLICY INNOVATIONS - pdf

ICE - POLICY INNOVATIONS - pdf

BUILDING AN ICE - pdf

BUILDING AN ICE - pdf

THE CALL FOR AN ICE - pdf

THE CALL FOR AN ICE - pdf

THE GEOPOLITICS OF CLIMATE JUSTICE - pdf

THE GEOPOLITICS OF CLIMATE JUSTICE - pdf

ICE - COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT - pdf

ICE - COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT - pdf

ICE - SUSTAINABLE SECURITY - External Link

ICE - SUSTAINABLE SECURITY - External Link

ICE - RIO+20 - STAKEHOLDER FORUM pdf

ICE - RIO+20 - STAKEHOLDER FORUM pdf

TOWARDS A GREEN INTERNATIONAL COURT

TOWARDS A GREEN INTERNATIONAL COURT

PAST PUBLIC EVENTS

PAST PUBLIC EVENTS

In addition to this selection of some of our articles and commentaries, we've also produced a Draft Protocol for the legal structure of an ICE to generate debate and discussion. 

In 2010 and 2011, we worked with Penn Design at the University of Pennsylvania as their students produced their versions of how an ICE could look. We think their designs are amazing and we're confident you'll feel the same.

ICE DRAFT PROTOCOL - pdf

ICE DRAFT PROTOCOL - pdf

PENN DESIGN PROJECT

PENN DESIGN PROJECT