In contrast to the traditional role of judges as neutral arbiters of legal disputes, the Argentine judiciary has played an increasingly political role in recent years, taking a strong interventionist approach in environmental cases.
After local residents filed charges against Tata Steel, last February the Dutch Public Prosecution Service (PPS) started criminal investigations into the steel company. These events fit in a broader trend of citizens turning to the judiciary when they feel other institutions are failing them.
Managing plastic waste is one of the biggest problems we face today, the severity and urgency of which is increasing. How can legal reforms, especially technical and financial assistance, address this?