In many parts of the world, people are living with the environmental impacts of development. Large scale plantations, mining, urban and industrial development have had profound effects on community access to land, livelihoods and public health. One reason for this is that laws and institutions meant for the protection and governance of the environment and natural resources have remained on paper and governments and corporations fail to comply with them.
The guide draws on the lessons from four years of work done by paralegals in India to assist affected communities to seek legal and administrative remedies in over 150 cases of non-compliance, as well as learnings from colleagues working on these issues in Africa and Asia. The guide includes vivid case stories and pictures of paralegals in action. The full guide can be accessed here.
Join us online on February 7th to discuss the Practice Guide for Environmental Justice Paralegals and learn how paralegals and communities can use the law to address environmental harms.
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For more information about the project, visit us at: https://namati.org/