Judicial Education in Action: Africa

ELI has pioneered judicial education in environmental law in both the U.S. and developing countries. Working with local partners, the Institute has developed educational programs and materials for approximately 1,000 judges in 16 countries. These courses incorporate the latest advances in legal, scientific, public health, and economic analysis. The two most important results are: 1) Manuals of practice that serve as a continuing resource to the judiciary; and 2) An informed group of judges prepared to take their place as leaders in advancing environmental improvement through law in their countries.




  • Capacity Building Workshop on the Application of Environmental Laws (Mamou, 2013)
  • Regional Workshops on Environmental Laws for Judges and Other Officials (Kindia and N'Zerekoure, 2012)



  • Environmental Litigation Study Tour for Cameroonian Jurists and Magistrates (Washington, DC -- 2005)


  • Judicial Symposium on Environmental Law and Policy (Arusha, Tanzania -- 2003)

Symposia and Regional Events

  • Global Judges Symposium on Sustainable Development and the Role of Law -- co-sponsor with United Nations Environment Program and others (Johannesburg, South Africa -- 2002)
  • Regional Judicial Symposium on Fostering East African Cooperation Through Access to Environmental Justice (Entebbe, Uganda -- 2002)