World Commission on Environmental Law



The World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) advances environmental law around the globe by providing specialized knowledge and assistance to strengthen the legal foundations of the conservation of nature and sustainable development through the conceptual advancement of environmental principles, norms, and laws, and by building the capacity of communities to benefit from the environmental rule of law.

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IUCN Academy of Environmental Law



The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law is an international network of approximately 200 environmental law faculties and research centres from 60 countries. For information on the Academy’s conference, publication and capacity-building programs see The Academy Secretariat is currently located at the University of Maryland, USA.




European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment (EUFJE)



Created in 2004, the objective of the Forum is to contribute to better implementation and enforcement of national, European and international environmental law:

  • by contributing to a better knowledge of environmental law among judges,
  • by sharing case law, and
  • by sharing experience in the area of training of the judiciary in environmental law.