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  • Title: The Center for International Environmental Law: Defending the right to a healthy planet
    Descriptive info: .. home.. |.. contact.. blog.. donate.. ABOUT US.. Highlights.. Staff.. Board of Advisors.. Board of Trustees.. International Environment Law Award.. Climate Change Award.. Annual Reports & Financial Documents.. Jobs.. Contact Us.. OUR PROGRAMS.. Biodiversity.. Chemicals.. Climate Change.. Human Rights Environment.. International Financial Institutions.. Law & Communities.. Trade & Sustainable Development.. EDUCATION TRAINING.. Internships Fellowships In Washington D.. C.. Internships Fellowships In Geneva, Switzerland.. Louis B.. Sohn Fellowship In Human Rights & Environment.. Washington College of Law.. RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS.. Chemicals.. Climate Change.. Human Rights & Environment.. Intellectual Property Quarterly Update.. Trade Sustainable Development.. Other CIEL Research Publications.. Annual Reports Financial Documents.. PRESSROOM.. Recent News & Press Releases.. Biodiversity News.. Chemical News.. Climate Change News.. Human Rights Environment News.. International Financial Institutions News.. Law and Communities News.. Trade Sustainable Development News.. CIEL Worldview Blog.. Find An Expert.. Staff Bios.. GET INVOLVED.. Join Our Community.. Take Action.. Donate Online.. Donate to the Combined Federal Campaign.. Gift Estate Planning.. Volunteer.. CIEL Attends COP 20 The Human Rights COP in Lima, Peru.. The 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) for the  ...   ambition and scope of the agreement to come out of Paris in 2015.. Learn more.. Sign up for CIEL's Newsletter to stay informed and make a difference!.. Join us in celebrating.. CIEL s 25th anniversary.. !.. Take Action for Transparency and Participation.. CIEL statement on release of TTIP chemicals documents by European Commission.. Dear Norway,.. please divest from fossil fuels.. Sincerely, future generations.. Resistance to.. Pacific Rim Mining Company.. Leaked TTIP draft for chemicals sector.. reveals a toxic partnership.. 2014 CIEL Annual Report.. CIEL's 2014 Annual Impact Report looks back on 25 years of using the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society; and it also highlights where we are now closer to the world we hope to create, but with far still to go.. CIEL (UNITED STATES) | 1350 CONNECTICUT AVENUE, NW SUITE #1100 | WASHINGTON, DC 20036| PHONE: (202) 785-8700 FAX: (202) 785-8701 | E-MAIL:.. INFO@CIEL.. ORG.. CIEL (SWITZERLAND) | 15 RUE DES SAVOISES, 1205 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND | PHONE:41-22-789-0500 FAX: 41-22-789-0739 | E-MAIL:.. GENEVA@CIEL..

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  • Title: About CIEL - Contact Us
    Descriptive info: Home :.. About Us :.. About Us.. Who We Are.. International Environmental.. Award.. Climate Change Award.. Contact Us.. CIEL Office Locations.. CIEL (United States).. 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW.. Suite #1100.. Washington, DC 20036.. Phone: (202) 785-8700.. Fax: (202) 785-8701.. Email.. info@ciel.. org.. CIEL (Switzerland).. 15 rue des Savoises,.. 1205 Geneva, Switzerland.. Phone: 41-22-789-0500.. Fax 41-22-789-0739.. geneva@ciel.. Since its founding in 1989, CIEL has advocated in the global public interest and supported progressive efforts by civil society to empower its voice.. Working creatively and effectively, CIEL provides services such as legal counsel, policy  ...   organizations, which look to CIEL for leadership in:.. Finding solutions to environmental problems and promoting sustainable societies through the use of law.. Incorporating fundamental principles of ecology and justice into international law.. Strengthening national environmental law systems and supporting public interest movements around the world.. Educating and training public-interest-minded environmental lawyers.. Learn More!.. To receive CIEL's monthy newletter,.. click here.. For 20 years, CIEL has understood the interconnectedness.. of our planet s social and ecological systems, and sees collaboration, legal action, and public interest advocacy as essential means to protect those systems..

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  • Title: About CIEL - Who We Are
    Descriptive info: Who We Are.. Since 1989, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has worked to strengthen and use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society.. With offices in.. Washington, DC and Geneva.. , CIEL s.. staff of international attorneys.. provide legal counsel and advocacy, policy research and capacity building in the areas of:.. Biodiversity.. Human Rights and the Environment.. Law and Communities.. Trade and Sustainable Development.. CIEL also has a vibrant intern program for law school students and fellows in both our DC and Geneva offices.. Over its 20 years, CIEL has trained more than 350 interns from 53 countries, providing an important educational opportunity for lawyers in training; there are very few ways at an early stage of a legal career to obtain the in-depth experience and training in international environmental legal advocacy that CIEL can provide.. In conjunction with this program, CIEL conducts a joint research and teaching program with The American University s Washington College of  ...   Edith Brown Weiss, Raul Estrada-Oyuela and Louis B.. Sohn.. To tackle the challenges the world faces today, it s not enough to be an outstanding attorney; you also have to be a passionate advocate.. This combination of legal expertise and passionate activism makes CIEL what it is and makes it so vital to the fights we have before us.. -David Hunter, Former Executive Director, CIEL Associate Professor of Law and Director, International Legal Studies Program Washington College of Law, American University.. CIEL statement on the signing of the.. mercury treaty.. IPCC releases.. crucial report on climate change.. Urgent action! Ask the Nicaraguan government to approve and construct a.. life-saving dialysis clinic for former sugarcane workers.. suffering from chronic kidney disease.. Fracking Dispute Under NAFTA.. Highlights Potential Pitfalls of EU-U.. S.. Trade Agreement.. Groups Support Challenge to.. Dam Project in Panama for Violating Indigenous Rights.. CIEL believes that the rule of law, including international law, is critical to forging an appropriate balance between environmental protection, human rights, social equity and economic growth..

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  • Title: The Center for International Environmental Law - Highlights About Our Work
    Descriptive info: CIEL s current projects include:.. Defending the rights of communities threatened by industrial mining in Guatemala and Peru.. Providing guidance to the environmental community to shape a workable and ambitious climate treaty.. Creating a guide for helping communities develop their own protocols for free prior and informed consent.. Supporting the development of a new international treaty to address the risks of mercury pollution.. Launching a new campaign to address the role of the World Bank in the proliferation of coal-burning power plants.. Additional highlights of our work over the last two decades include:.. 2009.. CIEL successfully represents former sugarcane workers in Nicaragua involved in a complaint against an IFC-funded sugarcane plantation-ethanol project who are affected by an epidemic of chronic kidney disease and achieves systemic reforms in how the IFC evaluates risks associated with its projects; CIEL serves as part of the UNEP secretariat with respect to mercury, providing insights that launch international negotiations, breaking years of impasse.. 2008.. CIEL helps engineer a UN Human Rights Council resolution that links climate change and human rights; CIEL helps accelerate REACH, the sweeping European chemicals law, and assists companies seeking safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.. 2007.. CIEL organizes and testifies at a hearing of the IACHR (the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights) concerning the devastating impacts of global warming on human rights, leading to a recognition of the impact on human rights from climate change.. View Inuit Case.. 2006.. CIEL protects the human rights of indigenous communities in San Mateo, Peru, from mining contamination, and obtains the first ruling from the IACHR that pollution can violate human rights.. 2005.. CIEL obtains the first ruling from an investment arbitration panel operating under the rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) that establishes the panel s authority to accept.. amicus curiae.. briefs despite objections from disputing parties.. 2004.. CIEL co-organizes the All-Asia Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, bringing together more than 50 public interest lawyers from around the region.. 2003.. CIEL assists in settling the BioBio case before the Inter-American Commission on  ...   practices.. 1996.. CIEL pushes for greater transparency at the WTO and issues a.. Handbook for Obtaining Documents from the World Trade Organization.. 1995.. CIEL and other groups persuade the Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity to adopt recommendations for marine and coastal conservation.. 1994.. CIEL assists in creating Centro Mexicano Derecho Ambiental, the first public interest environmental law organization in Mexico.. 1993.. CIEL and other groups successfully convince the World Bank to establish the precedent-setting World Bank Inspection Panel.. 1992.. CIEL launches the Joint Research Program in International Environmental Law with American University s Washington College of Law.. 1991.. CIEL launches its Trade and Environment Program, with support from the U.. Environmental Protection Agency, which continues to be a driving force for environmental protection and sustainable development.. 1990.. Along with European groups, CIEL successfully lobbies the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to become the first international financial institution with the concept of environmentally sound and sustainable development included in its mandate.. 1989.. CIEL provides assistance to the Association of Small Island States regarding negotiation of the climate change regime.. CIEL provides critical legal support to indigenous peoples, which allows us to defend our rights at the international level.. Adolfo Millabur Ñancuil, Coordinaciõn de Identidades Territoriales, Mapuche, Tirúa, Chile.. Protecting the Global Environment and.. Human Health.. CIEL uses and strengthens international environmental law through the conservation of biological diversity, mitigation of climate change, protection of endangered species, and the control and elimination of toxic chemicals.. We seek to advance a responsible international framework for regulating nanotechnologies as well as to protect our oceans and the marine life they harbor.. You know that a CIEL attorney understands international law, knows how it relates to domestic law, especially here in the US, and understands comparative law so they know others who work on environmental issues using their legal skills in other legal jurisdictions.. They share information.. They share experience.. This gives them real strength when arguing their positions.. - James Cameron, Co-founder, CIEL Executive Director and Vice Chairman, Climate Change Capital, London, England..

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  • Title: About CIEL - Staff Members
    Descriptive info: CIEL Staff.. Officers.. Carroll Muffett.. , President and CEO.. Jeffrey Wanha.. , Director of Finance and Administration.. Program Staff.. Niranjali Amerasinghe.. , Director, Climate Energy Program.. David Azoulay.. , Managing Attorney, Geneva Office.. Melissa Blue Sky.. , Staff Attorney, People, Land Resources Program.. Carla Garcia Zendejas.. , Director, People, Land Resources Program.. Alyssa Johl.. , Senior Attorney, Climate Energy Program.. Muriel Moody Korol.. , Litigation Project Attorney, Climate Energy Program.. Jocelyn Medallo.. , Senior Attorney, People, Land Resources Program.. Marcos A.. Orellana.. , Director, Human Rights Environment Program.. Allison Silverman.. , Staff Attorney, Climate Energy Program.. Baskut Tuncak.. , Senior Attorney, Environmental Health Program.. Administrative Staff.. Cameron Aishton.. , Administrator.. Karin Cicelski.. , Executive Assistant.. Amanda Kistler.. , Communications Manager.. Kevin Parker.. , Development  ...   Attorney, I have been and continue to be amazed by the impact that a small but dedicated group of people can have on the world.. If you want to learn how international law can be used to protect the environment and the people affected by environmental issues, there is nowhere better than here.. My experience here has broadened my horizons, exposed me to issues and forums that I never imagined I would come across till later in my career, and brought me great joy.. In CIEL, I have found not only a great place to work, but also lifelong friends and a sense that CIEL will always be home.. - Niranjali Amerasinghe, Sri Lanka.. Former Law Fellow and current Director of CIEL's Climate Change Program..

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  • Title: About CIEL - Board of Advisors
    Descriptive info: Center for International Environmental Law - Board of Advisors.. John H.. Adams.. , Founding Director, Natural Resources Defense Council.. AL-Sharifeh Nawzat bint Ali.. , Pro-Bono Adviser in International Environmental Law Policy, Founder of Jordan s Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (JNECE) Head of the Steering Committee.. Michael P.. Allen.. , Attorney, Nordstrom, Inc.. Dinah Bear.. , Attorney at Law, Former General Counsel, Council on Environmental Quality.. Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder.. , Senior International Lawyer, Program Leader, International Investment Program, International Insitute for Sustainable Development.. Brent Blackwelder.. , Founder and former President of Friends of the Earth and first Chairman of the Board of American Rivers.. William G.. Burns.. Co-Executive Director, The Washington Geoengineering Consortium.. Delphine Djiraibe.. , Founder and chief attorney of the Public Interest Law Center, Chad.. Charles E.. di Leva.. , Chief Counsel, Environmentally & Socially Sustainable Development and International Law Practice Group, The World Bank.. Ira Feldman.. ,.. President and Senior Counsel, Greentrack Strategies.. Malgosia A.. Fitzmaurice.. , Professor, University of London Queen Mary College and Westfield College.. George T.. Frampton.. , Jr.. , New Energy Strategy and Law, TowPath Partners; Former Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality.. Irving L.. "Pep" Fuller.. , President, Fuller International Associates.. Lynn Goldman.. , Dean, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington Univerisity.. Claudio Grossman.. , Dean, Washington College of Law, The American University and President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.. Paul E.. Hagen.. , Attorney, Beveridge & Diamond PC.. David F.. Hales.. , President Emeritus, College of the Atlantic, Chairman of the Second Nature, Inc.. , Massachusetts.. Scott A.. Hajost.. , Chief of  ...   Ambassador Ambler H.. Moss, Jr.. , Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami, former Dean, University of Miami Graduate School of International Studies, and former Ambassador to Panama.. Antonio A.. Oposa Jr.. , President, Law of Nature Foundation, Team Leader, Visayan Sea Squadron, Philippines.. Rt.. Hon.. Sir Geoffrey Palmer.. , Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister for the Environment.. Matthew F.. Pawa.. , Attorney, President of the Pawa Law Group, P.. Pemmaraju Sreenivasa Rao.. , Member, International Law Commission, Senior Consultant WIPO, Switzerland.. Iwona Rummel-Bulska.. , Professor, School of Law, University of Nairobi, Kenya.. Peter Sand.. , Lecturer in International Law, University of Munich, Adjunct Professor of Law, Duke University.. James Gustave Speth.. , Professor of Law, Vermont Law School.. Christopher Stone.. , Professor, University of Southern California Los Angeles.. Alberto Szekely.. , Former Ambassador, President of Szekely International Legal Consulting, Environmental and Natural Resources Arbitrator, Permanent Court of International Arbitration at The Hague, Netherlands.. Perry Wallace.. , Professor, Washington College of Law, The American University.. Sheila Watt-Cloutier.. , Inuit leader, former chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, Canada, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee 2006.. His Excellency Judge Christopher Weeramantry.. , Founder and Chairman of the Weeramantry International Centre for Peace Education and Research, former Vice President of the International Court of Justice and former Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.. Jacob Werksman.. , Principal Adviser, European Commission, Brussels.. CIEL works to design and.. strengthen international.. environmental and health law,.. including the conservation of.. biological diversity, mitigation.. of climate change, protection.. of endangered species, and the.. control and elimination of toxic.. chemicals..

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  • Title: About CIEL - Board of Trustees
    Descriptive info: Center for International Environmental Law - Board of Trustees.. Diana Ponce-Nava, Chair.. Ms.. Ponce-Nava's career as a lawyer has been focused on environmental concerns both for her country and internationally.. From 2007 through January 2011, she served as the Environment and Land Use Ombudsperson of Mexico City.. From 2005 to 2007 she served as a Regional Advisor for UNEP on Biosafety and served as a Policy Adviser to the Executive Director of UNEP in Kenya.. David Mattingly, Vice-chair.. As Vice President for Programs for the Fund for Global Human Rights, Mr.. Mattingly is responsible for oversight, coordination, and integration of human rights grant-making in six regions around the world.. Since joining the Fund in 2005, Mr.. Mattingly has managed grants programs for frontline groups based in Latin America, North Africa, and West Africa; coordinated an initiative to strengthen the capacity of Mexican activists to promote public policies that expand human rights protections; and developed the Fund's grant-making strategy to challenge rights abuses related to sexual orientation and gender identity.. Matthew Butler.. Matthew Butler is a political and non-profit management consultant with almost twenty years of experience managing people and money towards social interest goals.. Theodoros Chronopoulos.. Theodoros Chronopoulos is an  ...   Resources of the Philippines.. He is co-founder of the Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center Friends of the Earth Philippines.. Katie Redford.. Katharine Redford is the co-Founder and US Office Director of EarthRights International (ERI), a non-profit group of activists and lawyers with expertise in human rights.. She also serves as an adjunct professor of law at both UVA and the Washington College of Law at American University.. Tatiana R.. Zaharchenko.. , Ph.. D.. Dr.. Zaharchenko is an international environmental lawyer.. A former law professor from Ukraine, Dr.. Zaharchenko has worked for over twenty years on reform of legal systems, laws and governance in the post-socialist world.. She provides legal and policy advice to governments, international agencies and national NGOs, and splits her time between the US, Europe and Ukraine.. Zaharchenko is a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute.. Additional Officers:.. , President.. Jeffrey W.. Wanha.. , Secretary.. Rights violated and environment damaged by aerial fumigations.. , argues amicus.. CIEL and civil society organizations call for healthy debate on the.. independence and transparency of official scientific policy advice in the EU.. New investigation finds don t ask, don t tell policy leads to.. IFC blunders in Honduras human rights scandal..

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  • Title: About CIEL - International Environmental Law Award
    Descriptive info: International Environmental Law Award.. Every year the Center for International Environmental Law's International Environmental Law Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the effort to achieve solutions to environmental problems through international law and institutions.. The CIEL International Environmental Law Award reflects two realities.. The first is that international environmental law (including international law regarding human health) has emerged as a rich and distinct field of public international law.. International environmental law now includes important principles of customary international law and more than one thousand international instruments, supported by bilateral, regional and global institutions.. At the same time, and as befits the fact that all fields of international law are closely interrelated,  ...   world is still confronted by serious environmental problems that require international solutions.. These threats include loss of biodiversity, pollution from toxic chemicals and heavy metals, pollution and shortages of freshwater, climate change, pollution and overexploitation of marine resources, unregulated biotechnology, transboundary air pollution, and soil erosion and degradation.. International law and institutions are essential elements of any effective and sustainable solution to these problems.. International Environmental Law Award Recipients.. 2013.. John Scanlon.. 2010.. Donald Kaniaru.. 2009.. CIEL's Co-Founders and the United Nations Environment Programme.. 2008.. 2007.. Edith Brown Weiss.. (.. See also.. Remarks by CIEL President Daniel B.. ).. 2006.. Raúl Estrada-Oyuela.. 2005.. Drs.. Francoise Burhenne-Guilmin and Wolfgang Burhenne.. 2004.. Alexandre Charles Kiss.. 2003..

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  • Title: About CIEL - Climate Change Award
    Descriptive info: Frederick Anderson Climate Change Award.. About the Climate Change Award.. In 2010, CIEL created the Frederick R.. Anderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Addressing Climate Change to commemorate twenty years of service by CIEL s founding chairman, Frederick R.. Anderson.. In addition to his long service to CIEL, Mr.. Anderson, served as the first  ...   American University s Washington College of Law.. In 2010, he received the American Bar Association s Award for Excellence in Environmental, Energy and Resources Stewardship.. Mr.. Anderson is a partner with the law firm of McKenna Long Aldridge LLP in Washington, DC.. Frederick Anderson Climate Change Award Recipients.. Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)..

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  • Title: About CIEL - Annual Reports and Financial Documents
    Descriptive info: Annual Reports & Financial Documents.. CIEL Annual Reports.. Each year CIEL publishes a report of CIEL accomplishments during the previous year.. CIEL 2014 Annual Report.. 2014 reflects 25 years of using the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society.. CIEL 2013 Annual Report.. 2013 Saw movement on a variety of critical issues.. CIEL 2012 Annual Report.. 2011 highlighted not only CIEL's work, but the people whose lives were changed for the better by the power of law.. CIEL 2011 Annual Report.. CIEL 2010 Annual Report.. 2010 was a year of extraordinary achievement, changes in leadership, and new directions.. CIEL 2009 Annual Report.. In 2009 CIEL celebrated its 20th anniversary, recognizing the achievements that have made it one of the most respected.. CIEL 2008 Annual Report.. CIEL worked with the Republic of Maldives to draft and get countries to adopt the Malé  ...   leading force in UN efforts to solve the global challenge of mercury pollution.. CIEL 2007 Annual Report.. CIEL 2006 Annual Report.. CIEL 2005 Annual Report.. CIEL 2004 Annual Report.. CIEL 2003 Annual Report.. CIEL 2001 - 2002 Annual Report.. CIEL 2000 - 2001 Annual Report.. CIEL 1996 - 1997 Annual Report.. CIEL 1995 Annual Report.. CIEL 1993 Annual Report.. CIEL 1992 Annual Report.. Audited Financial Statements.. FY2014.. FY2013.. FY2012.. FY2011.. FY2010.. FY2009.. FY2008.. FY2007.. FY2006.. FY2005.. FY2003 - 2004.. IRS Form 990s.. How To Order A Research Paper Or Publication.. To order a research paper or publication, e-mail.. Or mail or fax your request to CIEL at:.. 1350 Connecticut Ave.. NW.. Suite 1100.. Washington DC 20036.. Fax CIEL at (202) 785-8701.. Download free electronic copies of the file (where applicable) in PDF format viewable with.. Adobe Reader.. More CIEL Research Publications Categories.. Featured Research Publications.. Biodiversity Program.. Chemicals Program.. Human Rights Environment..

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