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The Human Rights and Environmental Legal Clinic is a public interest clinic which focuses cases involving human rights violations caused by environmental degradation or by non-sustainable management of natural resources. Its primary aim is to train law students and attorneys in public interest litigation and help them develop social awareness in their practice as defenders of justice. Through our cases, not only do we assist defenseless victims with access to justice and address pressing environmental issues, but we give law students hands on professional training and an understanding of law as an instrument for social change.
The Human Rights and Environment Legal Clinic was founded by CEDHA in early 2003 with a three-fold purpose:
- to fight environmental degradation in the Province of Córdoba using local environmental laws,
- to increase awareness of the interconnections between environmental harms and human rights violations, and
- to encourage Cordobeses law students to work for the public interest.
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