Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria

The Environmental Law Centre Society provides research and advocacy on public interest environmental issues. Operating under the supervision of a senior environmental lawyer, our students provide pro bono legal representation and legal assistance to community/conservation groups and First Nations; produce citizen handbooks and other public legal education materials; and advocate on a wide range of environmental law reform issues.

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This report presents a strategy for protecting natural and conservation values in the international Skagit River Valley.
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This report promotes the creation of a holistic water management system structured to inherently promote water sustainability, advancing both demand management and water conservation.
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This report is a comparison of the aquaculture regulatory regimes of British Columbia and Norway. It concentrates on five different areas: escapes, disease, sea lice, waste, and siting.
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This report examines international tools that govern the public's access to information, participation and justice and explores how these tools contribute to addressing environmental concerns.
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This report examines the USA's body of case law discussing conservation covenants. This report shows how American cases provide several interesting insights for Canadian land trusts.
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For environmental groups acting with First Nations, the government’s duty to consult First Nations will play an important part in any litigation strategy. This report examines how current duty to consult law fulfills ...
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This report prepared for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation identifies the constitutional powers that allow Canada's Parliament to lead a national effort on marine plastics and sets out concrete actions Canada can take to ...
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Report prepared for Watershed Watch Salmon Society regarding the gaps in the oversight of salmon habitats behind dikes.
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This report prepared for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation recommends a broad Canadian action agenda to prevent and remediate marine plastic pollution —through regulation, policy and mobilization of civil society.
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