Caribbean Environmental Law Society

The Caribbean Environmental Law Society is a club at the Hugh Wooding Law School which aims to canvass interest among students and attorneys-at-law across the region for the protection and preservation of the environment. It also endeavours to facilitate the creation of a culture of environmental activism within the legal fraternity of the Caribbean and to ensure that the next generation of lawyers are cognizant of the fact that their duty includes the protection and preservation of the environment. 

The Society’s primary aim is to provide a much needed nexus between the legal fraternity and civil society organisations across the Caribbean, allowing for students and attorneys to utilise the skills unique to the profession for assisting wherever they can. 

This can range from: 

  1. Representation in legal matters
  2. Performing Legal Research
  3. Collaborative Projects 

So far the club has partnered with CANARI on two projects: 

  1. Collaborative hosting of a conference on the Escazu Agreement 
  2. Participation in Stakeholder discussions on the IBBJN Agreement. 

NGOs across Trinidad and Tobago have also approached CELS  to prepare research papers. 

For further information email the club at

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