The Environmental Law Centre is a Registered Charity that specialises
in helping to protect your Human Rights on issues that concern Health
and the Environment.
Here you'll find legal help supporting you against
environmental injustices and human rights violations through ELC's
to provide health, environmental and legal information to people.
ELC came into existence following the personal experiences of its
founders either as victims or living with people who have suffered
or suffer with Environmental Illnesses as a result of chemical exposures.
ELC is built on a belief that no one should be denied access to
justice for lack of means.
If you have been unfortunate to have
been exposed to chemicals, other environmental pollutants and consumer
products you will need immediate assistance in knowing how to respond
to the exposure. Many people end up feeling isolated, confused and
distressed but at ELC we care and understand and we will do our
best to help and will provide you with assistance in complete confidence.
ELC has in-house experts who help
individuals and community groups to seek justice and redress against
the adverse health impacts of environmental pollution; and as such
our projects are aimed at seeking remedy against these. This includes
bringing fundamental environmental and Human Rights issues to the
Court of Human Rights and European Parliament once national court
processes have been exhausted. ELC can assist you through the legal
maze and hurdles.
Through our programme of HELP
we aim to implement our mission which
is simple - to develop ELC into a One-Stop Advice and Assistance
Centre that will tackle Health, Environmental and Human Rights violations
for the benefit of all. We do this through mediation, conflict resolution,
expert reports, self-help strategies and a series of Educational
and Training programmes including conferences and workshops ultimately
aiming to heighten awareness of these issues at the top of the political
and social agenda.
- you have a right to have your health protected.
- you have a right to an environment free of pollution.
Law - you
have a right to justice and redress.
you have the right to live and enjoy in peace the Environment around
No matter who you are or what you
do, whatever your aspirations, whatever your skills, we can all
make a real difference to people's lives, health and a better environment
by volunteering. Please make a contribution. Also available are
Internships on various projects related to medicine, science, health,
environment, law, computers and the Internet.
Invariably, it is not until you have
been a victim of exposure to chemicals or other environmental pollutants
that you realise that such cases are personal, time consuming, complex
and expensive requiring help from highly specialised experts with
multidisciplinary skills and knowledge. Sadly, it is a matter of
routine for local, national and international governments, the civil
service, the judiciary, businesses and multinationals to overlook,
misuse and abuse their powers and position, particularly as there
is little in the way of accountability and transparency. As a result
follows problems of long and often very expensive legal processes
in order to establish liability and damages—adding further
anxiety and stress to the already bewildered victims.
Problems faced by victims of environmental
Lack of information about legal rights
Lack of knowledge what can and must be done immediately after an
Lack of financial assistance
Lack of access to quality and affordable experts
Lack of compassion and understanding by others
Lack of national representative body