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

May, 2023

Vance Center Assists in Preparation of Crucial Handbook on Climate Justice

Earlier this year the United Nations General Assembly requested an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on States’ obligations concerning climate change, setting the s... Read More

May, 2023

Vance Center Recognizes Law Firms’ Achievements at Michael Cooper Celebration of International Pro Bono Excellence

Vance Center staffers Astrid Reyes, Sam Bookman and Susan Kath, and Janet Whittaker, at the 2023 Michael Cooper Celebration of International Pro Bono Excellence. (Photo credit: Hector Caminero) M... Read More

March, 2023

Vance Center Environment Program Advances WECAN’s Escazú Efforts Ahead of COP2

(Photo credit: Sam Bookman) The international right of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), embodied in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and the In... Read More

February, 2023

Vance Center Environment Program Is Spotlighted in Clifford Chance Podcast

Clifford Chance Podcast guest speakers, including Vance Center attorney Sam Bookman. (Image credit: Clifford Chance) The Vance Center’s work in supporting last year’s historic United Nations ... Read More