World Commission on Environmental Law

A Volunteer Global Environmental Law Network

 

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The World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) advances environmental law around the globe by providing specialized knowledge and assistance to strengthen the legal foundations of the conservation of nature and sustainable development through the conceptual advancement of environmental principles, norms, and laws, and by building the capacity of communities to benefit from the environmental rule of law.

 

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Plenary session at the IUCN World Environmental Law Congress in Rio Photo: TJ Rio / AMAERJ

Members Activities

WCEL Members take an active role contributing to initiatives that achieve the objectives of the Commission. This section provides quick access to some of the latest activities.

 

Lawyers collaborate to aid implementation of the Convention on Biodiversity Photo: WCEL/AEL

Partner Highlights

WCEL’s focus on maximizing collaboration draws together the global environmental law community. This page serves as an outlet to highlight the great number of activities being undertaken by partners.

 

CEESP Publications Photo: IUCN CEESP

Publications

A direct access to the IUCN Environmental Law Library, the ECOLEX Database, the WILDLEX Database and WCEL's Environmental Law Video Library

 

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Opening Remarks: Conference of Judges and Prosecutors on Water Justice (8th World Water Forum) Opening of the Conference of Judges and Prosecutors on Water Justice, L-R: Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin, Roberto Carvalho Veloso, Claudia de Windt, Arnold Kreilhuber, Raquel Dodge, Cármen Lúcia Antunes Rocha,  Maria do Rosário Araújo Velano, Lord Robert Carnwath, Jayme de Oliveira, Justice Cristina Crespo, and Zhang Xinsheng. Photo: Aaron Laur

Conference of Judges and Prosecutors on Water Justice

8th World Water Forum : 19-21 March 2018

 

LAC Regional Judicial Colloquium Photo: Nicholas Bryner

Regional Judicial Colloquium for Latin-America and the Caribbean

22-23 May 2017: The Regional Judicial Colloquium focused on the topic of “Constitutions, Environment, and Human Rights: Practice and Implementation”.

 

GJIE Interim Governing Committee Participants in the 1st Meeting of the Interim Governing Committee of the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment at the National High Court of Brazil - STJ from 17-18 March 2018 Photo: Nicholas Bryner

Global Judicial Institute on the Environment

The mission of the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment (GJIE) is to support the role of judges, courts, and tribunals to respond to pressing environmental crises.

 

Astola Island Marine Protected Area, Pakistan Astola Island Marine Protected Area, Pakistan Photo: IUCN Pakistan

Environmental Rule of Law

The IUCN World Declaration on the Environmental Rule of Law outlines 13 principles for developing and implementing solutions for ecologically sustainable development.

 

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