Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide - ELAW
ELAW is a worldwide network of more than 300 advocates working in 80 countries who promote environmental protection through law and science in order to promote justice for their communities.
The core mission of ELAW is to help grassroots environmental lawyers working in their home countries protect the environment and communities through law. Environmental lawyers play key roles in helping communities pursue environmental justice. They teach citizens about their right to a healthy environment, help citizens participate in decisions about the environment, challenge environmental abuses, and enforce environmental laws. As corporations extend their reach around the globe, many small, remote communities bear unjust burdens. These communities must be able to speak out strongly to protect their environment, public health, and human rights. Grassroots advocates play a key role in helping communities speak out and ELAW gives these advocates the legal and scientific support they need to challenge abuses and build a sustainable future. Sjá meira