近日，山东大学公共治理研究院谢蕾研究员作为第一作者及通讯作者在SSCI一区期刊《Transnational Environmental Law》发表文章《Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China: A Critical Examination》（点击文章题目查看原文内容）。
Environmental public interest litigation (EPIL) by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) emerged in China over the last decade amidst the growing focus on environmental issues and the increasing political need to bring greater public participation to the area. This article examines the current practice of EPIL by NGOs in order to understand the potential flaws and deficiencies of NGO participation in this relatively new field of environmental litigation. The article sets out by exploring EPIL as a legal pathway for the public to become involved in China's environmental governance. It then analyzes the legal provision of environmental litigation in China before critically examining several instances of EPIL initiated by NGOs between 2015 and 2019. The article finds that NGOs show weaknesses in their current EPIL practice, including in case selection and litigation risk assessment, but are willing to test and potentially expand the scope of EPIL into new areas of environmental protection such as noise pollution and renewable energy. It concludes that these weaknesses and strengths of NGO involvement in EPIL reflect the constantly evolving landscape of environmental governance and environmental litigation in China.
Public participation, Public interest litigation, Environmental litigation, Chinese courts, Pollution, Wildlife protection
谢蕾，山东大学公共治理研究院研究员，主要研究方向为全球环境治理、环境激进运动及河流流域治理。曾出任英国埃克塞特大学政治学与国际关系助理教授现任英国兰卡斯特大学中国研究中心客座研究员。担任英文刊物Forest and Society编委会委员；在《Eurasian Geography and Economics》《 Journal of Contemporary China》《China Information》《 International Environmental Agreement, Politics, Law and Economics》《New Political Economy》等发表SSCI/SCI 期刊论文数篇。