Session 2.3

Mock trial on environmental issues

Organised by the French Order of the Brussels Bar Association

The French Order of Lawyers of the Brussels Bar will be taking part in a mock trial related to the permission for modernising and expanding a pig farm. In this case, the applicant NGO argues that no more pigs should be allowed in the area as long as the critical nitrogen load of the protected habitats in the area are exceeded. This fictitious case goes through the implementation of both nature and nitrates EU legislation.  Brussels Bar members playing the roles of lawyers and judges debate in a passionate hearing followed by the verdict.


  • Brussels Bar Association


Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director for Implementation & Support to Member States, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission