Partnering for change
We were proud to be recognised by the Cyrus R. Vance Center in 2019 for the important contribution we have made to international environmental law, following our work conducting and coordinating a global mapping survey to determine which countries recognise a human right to a healthy environment.
The findings of the survey will be used by the UN Special Rapporteur, Dr. David Boyd, in support of a report to the UN Human Rights Council due in 2020.
Led by Janet Whittaker, Roger Leese, Carla Lewis and David Boyd, with support from Theodora Fajembola, the project team comprises 90 lawyers, trainees, paralegals from 28 offices - working in collaboration with lawyers from over 100 other firms globally. All participants have contributed their time, technical expertise and legal knowledge pro bono, in a combined effort to map the existence of the right across all UN Member States.
Learn more about the Celebration here.