Columbia JD Candidate Researches Environmental Laws at ECLAC

June 13, 2019

Anita Yandle, a Juris Doctor candidate with a focus on human and civil rights at Columbia Law School, is spending three months (June through August) in Chile as part of the Social Justice Initiatives’ Human Rights Internship Program. Working in Santiago at the United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean, Yandle is researching environmental laws in the 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Her primary focus is on the public's access to justice and information, following the creation of the Escazú Agreement, an outgrowth of the Rio+20 Conference on sustainable development.

While in Chile Yandle has also been examining the treatment of environmental human rights defenders, laws regarding plastics and recycling, and environmental education, among other related issues.