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Center for International Environmental Law launches ForestDefender
Mar 07, 2014

Webtool gathers internationally-protected rights related to forest governance in a easily accessible and useable format

ForestDefender is a legal database that provides a snapshot of international human rights and obligations relevant to forest governance. It captures the large amount of information found from various sources and presents it in a way that is easily accessible to and usable by lawyers, activists and community members alike.


ForestDefender is your go-to place if you want to:

•    Find information about a specific country’s involvement in REDD+
•    Discover what international obligations your country has to its people or extraterritorially
•    Build a stronger command of a particular right
•    Gain a better understanding of the rights implicated by a specific legal instrument

The Center for International Environmental Law is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC.  Since 1989, CIEL has worked to strengthen and use international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health and ensure a just and sustainable society.

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Photo credits: ForestDefender - CIEL