Project Title: Legal Challenges in International Investments, Indigenous Peoples and Environment Protection
Scientific leader of the project: Prof. Ineta Ziemele
Project responsible: Anastasija Aleksejeva
Period: 2018 – 2020
With the support of Erasmus+ Programme and in cooperation with University of Versailles and University of Lapland, RGSL will implement the project “Legal Challenges in International Investments, Indigenous Peoples and Environment Protection” (abbreviated as 3IPEP).
3IPEP is a two-year project aiming at the development of knowledge, teaching materials and teaching structures on legal issues relating to three areas of law: indigenous peoples’ law, investment law and environmental law.
The research aims to identify the existing connections between the protection of indigenous peoples, protection of environment and the role of multinational companies.
More specifically, the project pursues three objectives:
1. To develop four teaching courses together with consortium members, namely:
- Global Environmental Litigation
- Business, Environment Protection and Indigenous Peoples Rights
- Indigenous Law and Sami Law
- Business and Natural Resources Rights
These courses will provide tools that help to reconcile business needs with human rights concerns. They could become the cornerstone of a joint international Masters programme to be operated by the consortium members.
2. To provide legal assistance to indigenous peoples and NGOs working on protection human rights and environment by establishing a Law Clinic.
3. To raise public awareness on project themes. This would include, among others, organisation of dissemination events and publishing scientific works.