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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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.

 

WCEL Video Library Photo: Nicholas Bryner

WCEL Environmental Law Video Library

This library provides insights from internationally recognized experts discussing critical topics of interest to the global environmental law community.

 

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.

 

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