International environment law, human rights, and pro bono

Our lawyers have a long history of advising on international environmental and human rights law. We have worked on cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), ad hoc arbitral tribunals, as well as various regional human rights tribunals, including the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR).

We are committed to utilising our international law expertise and our experiences working with governments, international organisations and NGOs to service our pro bono clients.  We are particularly dedicated to the provision of pro bono legal support to address international human rights and humanitarian emergencies, promote environmental protection and cooperation, and assist the progressive development of international law.

Highlights of our international environmental law, human rights and pro bono experience include:

  • representing Colombia in its case against Ecuador before the ICJ concerning Aerial Herbicide Spraying
  • advising an Asian State on an UNCLOS arbitral award and related environmental and law of the sea issues
  • advising an Asian State on issues of maritime delimitation, navigation and international environmental law regarding a dispute related to a major international port and land reclamation activities
  • representing a Central American State on environmental permits and mining in an ICSID arbitration regarding a gold mining concession
  • representing a South American State against foreign mining companies in ICSID Additional Facility arbitrations involving environmental issues for gold mining concessions
  • representing the applicants in a leading ECtHR case arising out of a major pollution incident in the River Danube, addressing the interplay between international environmental law and human rights
  • advising an NGO on a potential petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  • advising the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on proceedings before the ECtHR regarding the treatment of asylum-seekers in Central and Eastern Europe, including proceedings before the Grand Chamber