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July 11, 2024
ELAW partner Olivier Ndoole at Congolese Alert for Environment and Human Rights (ACEDH) in the Democratic Republic of Congo shares good news: The Goma Courthouse issued a landmark decision this week advancing ACEDH's case seeking protective measures for Virunga National Park, including stronger actions to counter encroachment and preserve biodiversity.
July 2, 2024
Please meet our summer ELAW Fellow, Vanessa Cueto! Vanessa arrived in Eugene on Sunday, from Lima, Peru. She is a lawyer and Coordinator of the Sustainability Program at Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Environmental and Natural Resources Law, DAR).
June 20, 2024
The United Nations Environment Programme reports that every day, the equivalent of 2,000 garbage trucks full of plastic are dumped into the world's oceans, rivers, and lakes.
June 12, 2024
This month, ELAW partners at the Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) are celebrating a victory for 48 elephants that were illegally registered and used for commercial purposes.
May 21, 2024
Left to right sitting: Jeanette de Noack, ADA2; Dr. Rye Howard, ELAW; Amy Porter, US EPA; Lucia Xiloj, ADA2; Dr. Meche Lu, ELAW; Aura Padilla, ADA2; and Karina Montes, consultant, Peru. Left to right standing: Dr. Gilles Wendling, ELAW; Estuardo Noack, ADA2; and Oscar Villagran, ADA2. Guatemala has many laws aimed at protecting the environment […]
May 6, 2024
ELAW partner Zelda Soriano of Community Legal Help and Public Interest Centre recently sent exciting news of a victory in their efforts to protect the Philippines from the hasty commercial propagation of genetically modified rice and eggplant.
April 17, 2024
Last month, members of ELAW’s Marine Working Group joined scientists from around the world at the World Fisheries Congress (WFC) in Seattle, to share community voices on the real impacts of blue economy projects in the Global South.
April 12, 2024
In March, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a landmark ruling in the case of La Oroya v. Peru. The Court ruled that the State of Peru has violated numerous human rights of the inhabitants of La Oroya, including the rights to a healthy environment, health, personal integrity, a dignified life, access to information, and political participation.