The Environmental Defender Law Center (EDLC) works to protect the human rights of individuals and communities in developing countries who are fighting against harm to their environment.

EDLC helps environmental defenders without charge by:

  • finding top law firms to advocate, negotiate, or litigate on their behalf
  • advising, filing legal briefs, and providing resources
  • giving grants to fund cases

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    Leading dissident lawyer released from prison and comes to U.S. as scholar

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Finding Legal Support
Providing Resources
Giving Grants