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General Purposes

Environmental Law Service

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $90,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2005
  • Location Brno, Czech Republic
  • Geographic Focus Czech Republic

About this grant

The Environmental Law Service implements a broad range of activities to enable non-governmental organizations (NGOs), individuals and local municipalities to make better use of the law and participate in public decisionmaking processes more effectively.Multiyear funding will enable the organization to continue its work in three programs: environmental protection, human rights and public interest law. Specific activities will include focusing on environmental issues such as trade and foreign investors’ respect for Czech laws, protection of natural heritage sites and reduction of noise, air and water pollution; providing legal and psychological counseling to victims of domestic violence and children at-risk; and promoting public interest law among law students and professional lawyers.Recent achievements included organizing an annual summer workshop for law students to enhance their skills and knowledge; encouraging citizen participation in public interest law; promoting cooperation among environmental organizations in the Czech Republic; and increasing organizational sustainability.