Environmental Defender Law Center

The Environmental Defender Law Center (EDLC) has worked since 2003 to protect the human rights of people in developing countries who are fighting against harm to their environment. EDLC identifies cases and enlists top lawyers to help communities stop unwanted resource development projects; bring claims against domestic and multinational corporations for past and threatened harms; and defend persecuted environmental defenders. EDLC also makes grants to fund litigation costs, and advises and provides scientific and other resources to environmental defenders and their lawyers.