Dec 16 2007

The Dispute Resolution Process in Relation to Logging Permits in China


This paper by staff from Landesa (then called the Rural Development Institute) discusses the impact on farmers of the Chinese logging permit system, particularly the absence of an appeal mechanism. This paper describes the dispute resolution experiences in the US, UK and Ireland with respect to denial of applications for logging permits, and its possible application to China; describes the structure and function of the appeals system established in the US, UK and Ireland for resolving dispute over denial of logging permit; and provides recommendations on introducing an appeals mechanism in China. | Download PDF

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