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There is a growing need for the development of regional and international juridical contexts for addressing environmental crimes, for instance in the cases of Bhopal, BP or Chernobyl. When increasing environmental conflicts are resulting from the unsustainability of mainstream economic systems, environmental justice instruments in the defense of the rights of humans and nature are needed. The innovation in the EJOLT project lies in its interdisciplinary approach to environmental justice, delivering 3 main outputs: 1) legal counsel on current court cases and proposals for new institutions of international environmental justice; 2) instruction in debates on property rights and environmental management, as well as on environmental policy instruments and 3) building the legal capacities of civil society organisations (CSOs) to develop legal cases and to defend themselves against criminalisation.

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