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John & SvitlanaELAW Board Member John Bonine and Svitlana Kravchenko were recently featured on The Hub by Witness in their ongoing series  Environmental Rights = Human Rights.

John & Svitlana recently co-authored a law school casebook:  Human Rights and the Environment:  Cases, Law, and Policy which “shows how international and national court cases in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas have begun to interpret treaties, national constitutions, and human rights legislation to protect the environment through the recognition of rights.”

witnessorgCelebrate Earth Day by watching the video that our friends Kelly Matheson and Priscila Néri at created with the help of many ELAW partners during the 2009 ELAW Annual Meeting and the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Oregon. It is fabulous! Human Rights = Environmental Rights Human Rights = Environmental Rights

Let us know what you think!


Our friends Kelly Matheson and Priscila Néri over at are deep into editing the video they shot at the ELAW Annual Meeting and the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference last month.  Priscila posted a wonderful blog about the eye-opening experience of meeting so many amazing environmental activists.  She articulates how her interviews of  ELAW partners (such as Pablo Fajardo and Theivanai Amarthalingam) helped her better understand the connection between human rights and environmental rights.

Kelly commented on the blog entry:

“I have been an environmentalist for 22 years now. I have called myself a human rights defender for 22 years too. But until last the two conferences I attended with Priscila Néri, the author of the above post, I constantly found it difficult to articulate why and how I could be both and why I felt the discipline of human rights could not be separated from the environment. I believe Priscila’s blog articulates it well and that interview footage we will be uploading in celebration of Earth Day will articulate even further and in an increasingly convincing way, why environmental rights and human rights are one in the same.”

Be sure to check out The Hub on the website — and look for more about ELAW on Earth Day!

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