Current ELAW Press

  • 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.

  • 18 Dec, 2013

    ELAW Press
    The Justice Ministry unveiled a draft bill that will restructure the laws governing Israel's coastal waters. While praising the Justice Ministry's decision to issue a bill, Adam Teva V'Din (Israel Union for Environmental Defense) cited several flaws within its text that could allow for an "environmental disaster" to occur in waters that the organization describes as the "Wild West."

  • 13 Dec, 2013

    ELAW Press
    The people of Ukraine are demanding democracy, and ELAW co-founder John Bonine was there to witness. Read his observations in the Kyiv Post.

  • 13 Nov, 2013

    ELAW Press ELAW partner and Goldman Prize winner Rizwana Hasan at the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association has worked tirelessly to protect the human rights of ship breakers and safeguard fragile beaches.

  • 13 Nov, 2013

    ELAW Press An op-ed in The Hindu by ELAW partner Ritwick Dutta talks about the impact the National Green Tribunal is having on environmental decision-making in India. According to Ritwick, “the [National Green Tribunal] NGT has emerged as a new hope for the environmental movement in [India].” The National Green Tribunal is responsible for reviewing evidence on environmental disputes and affaires within the Indian Parliament.

  • 18 Sep, 2013

    ELAW Press The Goat Islands and two fish sanctuaries in the Portland Bight Protected Area may be destroyed to make way for a mega trans-shipment port, proposed by the international contractor China Harbour Engineering Company. ELAW partners at the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) have been speaking out to challenge this short-sighted project.