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December, 2023

Vance Center Supports Major UN Report on Environmental Rule of Law

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently released its Second Global Report on the Environmental Rule of Law, one of the UN agency’s flagship reports. The report extensively reli... Read More

December, 2023

Vance Center Files Brief in Landmark Climate Case at Inter-American Court

The Court is considering a request for an advisory opinion outlining the obligations that States owe in relation to the climate emergency under the American Convention on Human Rights. Together w... Read More

October, 2023

Vance Center Co-Hosts Discussion on International Climate Litigation

The October event, chaired by Milbank partner and Vance Center Committee member Viren Mascarenhas, featured a lively exchange on a range of issues and brought together a diverse range of voices f... Read More

September, 2023

Vance Center Advice Assists UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Preparing Landmark General Comment on the Environment and Climate Change

The Vance Center and partner firm Clifford Chance, with a team led by Janet Whittaker in Washington, DC and Counsel Elliot Luke in Perth, Australia, provided crucial advice and legal support in t... Read More

August, 2023

Observations from the Brazilian Amazon: Attending “O Chamado do Cacique Raoni”

By Nathalya Desterro, Vance Center Environment Program Advisor  The Call of Chief Raoni was the second event of its kind, described by organizers as a “great global gathering of Mother Earth g... Read More

June, 2023

Vance Center and Milbank Represent UN Special Rapporteurs in Amicus Brief on Oceans and Climate Change

The brief, filed by the Vance Center and Milbank, discusses the climate change-related obligations of States under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). UNCLOS is a comprehensive lega... Read More