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ELAW U.S. E-Bulletins report breaking news on ELAW events and environmental victories around the globe.

  • 17 April, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    ELAW is thrilled to learn that Abu Bakar Siddique, who was abducted April 16, 1014, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, has been returned. Abu Bakar Siddique is the husband of ELAW partner Syeda Rizwana Hasan, the winner of the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award and the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize, and the leader of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA).

  • 08 April, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    Dear friends, Mandakhaitsetsen "Manda" Urantulkhuur arrived from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, last week for a 10-week ELAW Fellowship. This is her first visit to the U.S.

  • 03 April, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    Fishing communities in Malaysia are worried about plans to build an artificial island for 12,000 homes, and a marina and yacht club off the east coast of Penang Island.

  • 28 March, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    ELAW Fellows Oksana Imetkhenova and Liubov Balandina returned to Ulan-Ude earlier this month with new tools and inspiration to protect Lake Baikal and surrounding forests.

  • 19 March, 2014

    ELAW Bulletin
    ELAW partner Norma Alvares of the Goa Foundation has won a tremendous victory in India. The Bombay High Court ruled that the Grand Hyatt Hotel was illegally constructed in the protected Coastal Regulation Zone, which prohibits development within 200 meters of the sea coast and 100 meters of tidal rivers.

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  • 08 Apr, 2014

    ELAW Press
    Fishing communities in Malaysia are worried about plans to build an artificial island for 12,000 homes, and a marina and yacht club off the east coast of Penang Island. ELAW Staff Scientists Mark Chernaik and Heidi Weiskel evaluated the project's environmental impact assessment (DEIA) and found it grossly underestimates the project's impact on fisheries and the environment.

  • 26 Feb, 2014

    ELAW Press
    ELAW Fellows and visitors from five continents have come together in Eugene to work with the ELAW team. Read about the inspiring work of partners from Uganda, Panama, Turkey, and Mongolia in the current Eugene Weekly.

  • 07 Jan, 2014

    ELAW Press
    ELAW partner Diana McCaulay at the Jamaica Environment Trust says, "The lack of transparency that has attended this important matter from the outset is nothing short of disgraceful."

  • 02 Jan, 2014

    ELAW Press
    Tanzania's anti-poaching "Operation Tokomeza" was suspended following reports of rampant human rights abuses. ELAW partner Rugemeleza Nshala says the operation targeted "small fish." Rugemeleza says "we need to identify and stop the heavyweights behind the illicit trade."

  • 23 Dec, 2013

    ELAW Press
    ELAW partner Ritwick Dutta fought his first case at the age of 28 against Vedanta, representing the Dongria Kondh tribals of Niyamgiri, who wanted to stop the London-listed giant from mining bauxite.