Rugemeleza The series Environmental Rights = Human Rights on The Hub by Witness continues . . . ELAW partner Rugemeleza Nshala is featured this week.

Rugemeleza Nshala is a Tanzanian lawyer with the Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team (LEAT) where he works to defend the public interest against encroaching territorial exploitation by multinational corporations. In this interview, Rugemeleza outlines the various environmental and public interest issues affecting Tanzania, from failing wildlife preservation programs to a foreign sector monopoly of the national mining industry. Rugemeleza also articulates an argument that challenges anyone who still believes that widespread environmental degradation is not a violation of one’s personal human rights.