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International Environmental Law Research Centre

IELRC
International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC)
International Environment House 2
7-9 chemin de Balexert CH-1219 Châtelaine (Geneva)
Tel: 
(+41 22) 797 26 23
Fax: 
(+41 22) 797 26 23
Email: 
Contact: 

Philippe Cullet, Director for Europe, Email: pcullet@ielrc.org

Description

The International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC) is an independent research organization established in 1995. It has offices in Geneva, Nairobi and New Delhi, as well as a liaison office in London. IELRC provides a unique platform for collaborative research between researchers in developed and developing countries. Given its strong network of competence in two significant regions of the world, it is uniquely positioned to provide policy-relevant research at the international level.

Organization: 
Non-governmental and business organizations
Established: 
1995
Staff: 
10
Chief/Director: 
Philippe Cullet, Director for Europe
Activities: 

IELRC undertakes policy-related academic research relating to the environment in a North-South context. It specifically seeks to contribute to the development of legal and institutional frameworks that foster equitable and sustainable environmental management at the local, national and international levels by promoting links between research communities and policy-makers in the North and South. IELRC’s main areas of work are biodiversity, biosafety, intellectual property, climate change, human rights, governance and water.

Cooperation: 

ECOSOC consultative status, UNCTAD observer status, accredited with WIPO’s Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore.

Publications: 

Policy-relevant publications, academic publications, legal opinions, briefing papers and the IELRC Newsletter. Recent books include The Sardar Sarovar Dam Project: Selected Documents (2007) and Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development - Emerging Issues (2005). A full list of publications by IELRC researchers can be found on the website.

Keywords: 
agriculture & fisheries
atmosphere
climate change
biotechnology
law
biosafety
conventions
freshwater
economic instruments
biological diversity