|L to R: Aura Tegria Cristancho and Kadi-Kaisa Kaljuveer|
New ELAW Fellows arrived yesterday! We are pleased to welcome Aura Tegria Cristancho from Colombia and Kadi-Kaisa Kaljuveer from Estonia.
Aura is an indignenous U'wa attorney and legal advisor to the U'wa Association of Traditional Authorities and Councils (ASOU'WA). Aura works to help the U'wa challenge gas, petroleum, mining and other projects that threaten native lands.
Kadi-Kaisa is an attorney from the Estonian Environmental Law Center. Her work focuses on access to justice and protecting the climate.
Aura and Kadi-Kaisa will work closely with ELAW's law and science teams. They will also participate in the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) at the University of Oregon.
If you are in Eugene and plan to attend PIELC, Kadi-Kaisa will join ELAW Staff Attorney Jennifer Gleason at the following panel:
Public Interest Environmental Litigation Around the World: Update on China, Latin America and Europe
Friday, March 2
Erb Memorial Union 230
Aura will join ELAW Staff Scientist Dr. Mercedes Lu and ELAW Fellow Cesar Gamboa at the following panel:
Extractive Industries and Indigenous Rights
Saturday, March 3
UO Many Nations Longhouse