The Environmental Defender Law Center works to protect the human rights of people in developing countries who are fighting against harm to their environment. EDLC offers a wide range of legal services to these environmental defenders without charge. EDLC’s work is driven by the core belief that legal systems must be required to protect environmental defenders and honor the rights of their communities and that lawyers can play a critical role in achieving these goals.
The Environmental Defender Law Center (EDLC) is a non-profit organization that works to protect the human rights of people in developing countries who are fighting to protect their environment. EDLC was created in 2003 to provide a range of legal services to environmental defenders, especially by finding private lawyers to work for free on their behalf.
Geographic Focus: Global
Constituency/Partners: Rights defenders
Sector Focus: Climate change, Environmental Rights, Human Rights