Empowering Communities to Protect the Environment and Culture Across Africa

Project summary

ELAW collaborates with local lawyers who empower communities to speak out to prevent environmental abuses. Unsustainable projects -- such as oil and gas development, mining, and massive infrastructure -- threaten communities across Africa.  ELAW will provide legal, scientific, and organizational support to partners representing communities whose lives, environment, and culture are threatened. Governments may take advantage of the corona virus to restrict civil society, fast-track projects, and relax environmental laws. ELAW will support lawyers challenging these abuses of emergency powers.

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  • Africa