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Testing the Law

A report highlighting the criminal activities of an oil palm plantation company operating in Kalimantan, Indonesia, and the failures of various levels of government to properly investigate and prosecute.       Download Testing the Law in Indonesian here. Read the original dossier submitted to the Indonesian authorities, in English and in Indonesian.  

Miami vice – it’s not the humidity, it’s the heat

  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog describing how environmental laws are often poorly enforced and not accorded a high enough priority so it’s refreshing to now report on a shining example of effective enforcement – the work being done by various US Government agencies in Miami to curb illegal trade in ozone-depleting […]

Illegal ivory trade issue is aired in the House of Lords

Following the declaration of 2011 as the worst year for elephants since the international trade in ivory was banned in 1989, the issue is to be raised in the UK’s House of Lords today (July 4, 2012) at 3pm. Lord St John of Bletso will “ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures to address the increase […]

Help us stop palm oil pushing orangutans over the edge

  Many of you will be aware that EIA launched its summer appeal this week. We are asking you, our supporters, to help us thwart the expansion of oil palm companies in Indonesia into rainforests and so help safeguard an animal being pushed to extinction –  the orangutan. It’s hard to get a truly accurate […]

Suu Kyi’s call for business to aid in the reform of Burma

I sat in Westminster Hall on Thursday, waiting to hear Aung San Suu Kyi speak to both houses of Parliament, friends and many advocates who have supported the fight for freedom and democracy in Burma. An extraordinary event in itself, in that she is the first woman from abroad, the first person from an Asian […]

For environmental crime, the misrule of law applies

This week, as part of the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, over 200 judges, prosecutors, attorneys and legal experts gathered at the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability. Issues discussed during the three-day meeting included new legal approaches to increase the effectiveness of global environmental agreements and combating transnational environmental crime. While […]

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