Global team launches groundbreaking project to secure justice for nature
Lawyers, conservationists, scientists and economists from around the world begin five precedent-setting cases, as part of a green wave of biodiversity litigation seeking justice for nature
A global team meets this week to launch CLAW – Conservation Litigation and Wildlife, an ambitious and innovative project with one key mission: to hold those who harm nature accountable for repairing it.
The project is led by Conservation-Litigation.org, a multidisciplinary network committed to introducing new, creative legal responses to drivers of the world’s biodiversity crisis, initially targeting illegal wildlife trafficking and trade. The network develops easy-to-understand legal analyses that identify how offenders can be held legally accountable for remedying harm to nature. The network also supports governments and NGOs in designing and litigating precedent-setting cases in court.