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Environment and land court

Principles guiding Environment and Land Court

Environment and Land Court shall be guided by the following principles of sustainable development—
(a) the principle of public participation in the development of policies, plans and processes for the management of the environment;
(b) the cultural and social principles traditionally applied by any community in Kenya for the management of the environment or natural resources in so far as the same are relevant and are not repugnant to justice and morality or inconsistent with any written law;
(c) the principle of international co-operation in the management of environmental resources shared by two or more states;
(d) the principles of intergenerational and intragenerational equity;
(e) the polluter-pays principle; and
(f) the pre-cautionary principle.


    Explain some of the key principles that should guide the Land and Environment Court when making a ruling on a local environmental resource.