In a recent submission by a joint Non-Government Organization Group (Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights Inc, Bismarck Ramu Group, Evangelical Lutheran Church and Ozeanien Dialog) to the United Nations’ Periodic Review Committee, the group has put...
Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights, Inc. (CELCOR)
The Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights, Inc. (CELCOR) is a not-for-profit public interest environmental law and advocacy organization established in February 2000 to address the growing need for legal support to affected and highly marginalized people who mainly reside in rural areas of the country.
CELCOR has been in operation for the last 15 years, supporting rural communities in legal education and awareness, building capacity to mediate and resolve land use conflict, to make informed decisions regarding resource developments on their customary owned lands.
To see PNG communities living in harmony with the environment and culture in a just, holistic and sustainable way.
To promote and defend environmental and customary rights in PNG through law and advocacy, which in turn would ensure sustainable resource management for the benefit of present and future generations.
The specific program areas of CELCOR’s operations include:
1. Direct Legal Assistance (DLA)
To provide legal assistance and support to customary resource owners, NGOs, and community groups in defence of community based property rights and the environment.
2. Community Legal Education (CLE)
To conduct human rights, environmental law and ecological awareness workshops, para-legal trainings, environmental monitoring and assessment that aim to develop teams of community members capable of responding to the needs of human rights and environmental defence.
3. Campaign, Advocacy and Networking (CAN)
To foster better and responsible environmental laws and policies in the local, provincial and national levels to promote and sustain lines of cooperation with local, national and international organizations and government agencies.
Friends of the Earth Papua New Guinea / Center for Environmental Law and Community Rights Inc (CELCOR)
Address: Section 225, Allotment 05
Kunai Street Hohola
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Phone: +675 3234509
Fax: +675 311 2106
Contact: Friends of the Earth Papua New Guinea / Center for Environmental Law and Community Rights Inc (CELCOR)
CELCOR/Friends of the Earth Papua New Guinea (PNG) initially launched its NO COAL IN PNG CAMPAIGN in November 2018 in response to the interest of an Australian ASX-listed company Mayur Resources Ltd, in developing a coal industry in Papua New Guinea. This year, CELCOR...
Media Release: NEW REPORT ‘The Coal Agenda: Mayur Resources and the push to start a coal industry in PNG’
A new report from CELCOR (Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights Inc) and the Jubilee Australia Research Centre has raised significant concerns about a proposal from an ASX listed Australian energy company, Mayur Resources, to build the Pacific’s first...