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The Avosetta Group

Gerd Winter

elni Review 2005, Issue 2,  pp. 12.

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. "Avosetta" is the Latin name of a rare bird which caused the European Court of Justice to establish far reaching principles of European Nature Protection Law in the German Dike-Case. The group was inaugurated in January 2001, on the initiative of Professors Jan Jans, Ludwig Krämer, Richard Macrory, Peter Pagh, and Gerd Winter who since then have served as trustees of it. This article presents the group.

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