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Environment, Democracy & Justice Overview

This programme aims to secure the natural assets of local and vulnerable communities by supporting and promoting due process rights. The increasing discoveries of minerals, oil and gas portend great challenges for human rights, social justice, and sustainable development in Kenya. Violations of fundamental human rights, denial of access to environmental investments, failure to ensure equitable benefit sharing, denial of access to information, denial of opportunities for participation in decision making, and denial of justice in environment-related matters become commonplace are some of the challenges that local communities, particularly the poor and marginalized, such as women, children, youth, the elderly, and minority ethnic groups, endure at the local, county and national levels.

ILEG will strive to ensure the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of social status, gender, culture, religion, race, age or national origin in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. The Environmental Democracy and Justice programme aims to secure the natural assets of local and vulnerable communities by supporting and promoting due process rights.

Past Projects

Open Governance in the Extractive Sector in Africa (OGESA) Initiative

Global attention is returning to Africa as an investment destination in the wake of incre


Securing Policy and Advocacy Space to Advance Community Interests In NRM

While undertaking previous work, it was noted that lack of access and/or control of land,


Public Interest Environmental Litigation

The Rio Declaration of 1992 requires states to enact national legislations for environmenta


Training For Judicial Officers and Lawyers

ILEG has been seeking to promote access to environmental justice through various avenues. O


Towards support for Socio-Economic Empowerment of Local Communities

While Kenya has enjoyed tremendous tremendous development over the years, this development


Putting People at the center

The overall objective of this project is to increase effective participation of communi


Gender inclusive natural resource governance through enhanced use of media and communication.

Project Overview: Media and communication are critical to deepening good governance and o


The Access Initiative (TAI)

Project Overview: TAI is the world’s largest network of civil society organizations dedic


Building and raising an army of public interest lawyers in East Africa.

Project Overview: This project, implemented in partnership with the US-based Environmenta


Green Justice

Project Overview: Achieving sustainable development and safeguarding the environmental righ