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International Programs

Past ELI International Capacity Building Conferences, Workshops, and Study Tours

Africa
  • Capacity Building Workshop for NGOs on Environmental Law, Policy and Management — Morocco (2005)
  • Moroccan Study Tour for environmental officials on environmental law, policy and management (water focus) — Morocco (2005)
  • Magistrates Training Workshop in Environmental Law — Jinja, Uganda (2005)
  • Environmental Litigation Study Tour for Cameroonian Jurists and Magistrates — Washington, D.C. (2005)
  • Judicial Training Workshop in Environmental Law — Seeta, Uganda (2004)
  • Judicial Symposium on Environmental Law — Jinja, Uganda (2003)
  • Judicial Symposium on Environmental Law and Policy — Arusha, Tanzania (2003)
  • Judicial Symposium on Environmental Law and Procedure in Uganda — Entebbe, Uganda (2003)
  • Global Judges Symposium on Sustainable Development and the Role of Law, co-sponsored with the United Nations Environment Program and others — Johannesburg, South Africa (2002)
  • Regional Judicial Symposium on Fostering East African Cooperating Through Access to Environmental Justice — Entebbe, Uganda (2002)
  • Judicial Symposium on Environmental Law, Policy and Access to Justice — Jinja, Uganda (2001)
  • Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution — Dakar, Senegal (2000)
  • Access to Environmental Justice in East Africa Workshop — Jinja, Uganda (2000)
  • Study Tour for Nigerian Attorneys: “Environmental Law, Enforcement and the Petroleum Industry” — Washington, DC and New York, NY (2000)
Central and Eastern Europe
  • NGO Forum and First Conference of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention — Chisinau, Moldova (1999)
  • Workshop on Developing PRTR in Ukraine — Kiev, Ukraine (1999)
  • Aarhus Convention Guide Workshop — Budapest, Hungary (1999)
  • UNECE Council on Environmental Policy — Geneva, Switzerland (1999)
  • Aarhus Convention Guide Steering Committee — Geneva, Switzerland (1999)
  • Aarhus Convention Advisory Board — Copenhagen, Denmark (1999)
  • Public Interest Environmental Law Study Tour for Central and Eastern European Environmental Lawyers and Activists — Washington, DC & Eugene, OR (1997, 1996, 1995, 1994)
  • Hungarian Environmental Law Workshop for Prosecutors — Lake Balaton, Hungary (1997)
  • Regional Transportation Workshop — Brno, Czech Republic (1997)
  • Ukraine-United States Roundtable on Approaches to Waste Management and Pollution Prevention — Pittsburgh, PA (1997)
  • Judicial Training Workshop on Environmental Law (ELI, EMLA, Hungarian Ministry of Justice) — Pilliszentkereszt, Hungary (1996)
  • Environmental Law Workshop for Hungarian Judges — Budapest, Hungary (1996)
  • Symposium on Public Interest Law in Eastern Europe and Russian — Oxford, U.K. (1996)
  • Workshop on Cooperation between the Polish Ministry on Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry and Non-Governmental Organizations — Warsaw, Poland
  • Environmental Law for Ukranian Judges — Kiev, Ukraine (1995)
  • Developing and Implementing Effective Environmental Laws Study Tour (for Russian government officials and NGO lawyers) — Washington, D.C. (1994)
Middle East
  • Industrial Pollution Prevention Seminar — Aqaba, Jordon (1996)
  • Seminar on the Emergency Nature Protection Plan: “Elements of a Legal Regime to Promote Environmental Protection - Palestinian Controlled Areas” — Palestinian West Bank (1996)
  • The 6th International Conference of the Israel Society for Environmental Quality: “Preservation of Our World in the Wake of Change” — Jerusalem, Israel (1996)
  • Workshop on the Development of Palestinian Environmental Law — Gaza City (1996)
  • Roundtable on Marine Park Management — Aquaba, Jordon (1995)
India
  • Judicial Enforcement of Environmental Law in Uttar Pradesh — Lucknow, India (2003)
  • Workshop on Judicial Enforcement of Environmental law in Karnataka — Bangalore, India (2002)
  • Environmental Law for Subordinate Judiciary — Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India (2002)
  • Mumbai Judges Workshop on Environmental Law and Development Issues — Mumbai, India (2000)
  • NGO Workshop on Public Participation - New Delhi, India (1999)
  • Environmental Technology and Business Conference — New Delhi, India (1999)
  • Preliminary Planning Workshop on Challenges to Environmental Justice Delivery — Bangalore, India (1999)
  • Public Participation in Environmental Law and Policy Study Tour for Environmental Professionals from India — Washington, DC and Oregon (1999, 1998)
Inter-American
  • First Workshop on Environmental Issues for Judges — Santiago, Chile (2006)
  • Workshop for Judges on the Application of Environmental Legal Norms — Pilar, Encarnacion, and Ciudad del Este, Paraguay (2005)
  • Environmental Management System Workshop for Mexican Municipalities — Guadalajara, Mexico, (2001)
  • U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Environmental Enforcement Workshop — San Diego, CA (2000)
  • Course in U.S. Environmental Law for Brazilian Judges, Public Prosecutors and Brazilian State Attorneys — Washington, D.C. (1999)
  • "Enforcement of Environmental Law" and "Damage to Natural Resources" for the Judicial School of Costa Rica (1998)
  • U.S.-Mexico Workshop on Legal Challenges in Transboundary Environmental Enforcement — San Diego, CA (1998)
  • Workshop Addressing Access to Genetic Resources — Paraguay (1998)
  • Forestry Law Workshop — Mexico City, Mexico (1997)
  • Central American Commission on Environment and Development; Environmental Law Course — Panama City, Panama (1997)
  • The Atlantic Forest and Its Legal Protection by the Judiciary — Sao Paulo, Brazil (1997)
  • Environmental Law Conference for Federal Judges — Sao Paulo, Brazil (1997)
  • Environment Law Course for Sao Paulo Judges — Intervales State Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1997)
  • Legal Instruments for the Advancement of Dispute Settlement in Environmental Controversies — Mexico (1997)
  • Workshop on Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes in North America — Toronto, Canada (1997)
  • Workshop on Legal Mechanisms for Access to Genetic Resources in the Americas — Toronto, Canada (1997)
  • Environmental Regulatory Workshop — Antigua (1997)
  • Environmental Pollution Law Workshop — Trinidad & Tobago (1997)
  • International Amazonian Judicial Training Conference (including judges from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru) — Manaus, Brazil (1996)
  • Environmental Management of the Firm — Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Jovona, and Nacozari de Garcia, Mexico (1995)
  • Environmental Law Course: Federal University of Amazons — Manaus, Brazil (1995)
  • Workshop on Brazilian Extractive Reserves — Cuiaba, Brazil (1995)
  • Environmental Law for Judges — Cuiaba, Brazil (1995)
  • Regulation and Enforcement of Bolivian Environmental Legislation — LaPaz, Bolivia; Santa Cruz, Bolivia (1995)
  • Regulations and Enforcement of Environmental Aspects of Mining — LaPaz, Bolivia (1995)
  • Inter-American Mining Program — Argentina (1995)
  • Honduran Public Prosecutors and Judges Environmental Law Training — Honduras (1995)
  • Environmental Assessment Impact Course — Acre, Brazil (1994)
  • Comparative Enforcement Theory for SEDESOL — Mexico City, Mexico (1994)
  • Public Policy and Environmental Workshop (for Brazilian Environmentalists) — Washington, DC (1994)
  • Conference on New Theories of Environmental Law — Bogota, Colombia (1994)
  • Environmental Management of the Firm — Monterrey, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico (1994)
  • Judicial Training for Environmental Lawyers — Manaus, Brazil (1994)
  • Extractive Reserves Workshop — Manaus, Brazil (1994)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment — Belem, Brazil (1994)
Other International
  • NGO Forum and First Conference of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention — Chisinau, Moldova (1999)
  • Aarhus Convention Guide Workshop — Budapest, Hungary (1999)
  • UNECE Council on Environmental Policy — Geneva, Switzerland (1999)
  • Aarhus Convention Guide Steering Committee — Geneva, Switzerland (1999)
  • Aarhus Convention Advisory Board — Copenhagen, Denmark (1999)
  • Workshop on The Relationship Between Indigenous Knowledge, Western Science and Environmental Conservation: Working Together in Collaborative Relationships — Front Royal, VA (1998)
  • First International Conference on Addressing Environmental Consequences of War: Legal, Economic, and Scientific Perspectives — Washington, DC (1998)
  • Fifth International Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement — Monterey, CA (1998)
  • Rio Plus Five Conference — Sao Paulo, Brazil (1997)
  • Fourth International Conference on Environmental Compliance Enforcement — Chiang Mai, Thailand (1996)
  • Environmental Policy: Development & Implementation — Arlington, VA (1993, 1994)