SCELG Contributes to Discussions on a new Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland
On 1st October 2018, SCELG Co-Director Elisa Morgera was invited to contribute to a workshop organized by Scottish environmental NGOs to advance discussions on the creation of a new Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland. The workshop brought together potential trustees and advisory group members with the core group at Scottish Environment LINK who have been developing the idea of the centre.
The workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the findings and recommendations of a scoping report on the need and modalities of an environmental rights centre for Scotland to which SCELG and the Strathclyde Centre for the Study of Human Rights contributed: http://www.scotlink.org/wp/files/documents/Report-on-the-Feasibility-of-an-Environmental-Rights-centre-Scotland.pdf
The centre is expected to address shortcomings in access to justice in environmental matters in Scotland – a debate to which SCELG has contributed in its reports on Brexit and environmental rights in Scotland, as well as an issue discussed in the context of the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership.