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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Environmental Law Lectures

The WCEL video lecture series provides a valuable online resource for WCEL members and partners.

 

Environmental Law Webinars

WCEL has launched a Webinar Series featuring environmental law and policy experts from around the world.

 

 

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.

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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 - March 2018

8th World Water Forum : 19-21 March 2018

 

LAC Regional Judicial Colloquium Photo: Nicholas Bryner

Regional Judicial Colloquium for Latin-America and the Caribbean - May 2017

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

 

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.

 

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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