About Us

The Environmental Defender Law Center (EDLC) works to protect the human rights of individuals and communities in developing countries who are fighting against harm to their environment

EDLC helps environmental defenders without charge by:

Our Work

EDLC has worked in 60 countries

Lawyers recruited by EDLC have advocated, litigated, and negotiated on behalf of environmental defenders around the world


“Please let me extend a special thank you to EDLC for its unwavering support without which our cause would have certainly died out. Thank you so much for standing beside our community at the time of need.” Ali Askouri Leader of the Manasir Council of the Merowe dam-affected communities of the northern Sudan

EDLC by the Numbers

  • 25 Average
  • 200 Partnering
  • 100 Grants for