Georgetown Environmental Law Review

Featured Articles

From Sovereignty to Self-Determination: Emergence of Collective Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Natural Resources Management

Shawkat Alam and Abdullah Al Faruque, Fall 2019

"Policy, institutional, and legal reforms are needed to realize internal self-determination." Continue Reading

IPR Management in International Cleantech Cooperation

Joy Y. Xiang, Fall 2019

“'Cleantech,' is important for climate action and sustainable development." Continue Reading

Environmental issues do not recognize political boundaries, nor do they respect territorial integrity. Attempts to confront and resolve global and transboundary environmental problems have created the need for a legal forum to provide analyses of these issues. Georgetown students created GELR to meet this need.

Our publication spans a broad range of environmental issues, such as climate change, renewable energy, the protection of the global commons, regional and comparative issues, and the intersection of the environment and international legal areas such as trade, human rights, security, and technology transfer.

The audience we reach is nearly as broad as the subject matter we publish. Each publication contains timely information designed for the practitioner, policymaker, scholar, and student of international and environmental law.

Georgetown Law students publish GELR four times per year. Members of GELR’s staff enjoy access to extensive resources and a comprehensive curriculum in these fields. GELR’s location in Washington, D.C. enables student contact with key domestic and foreign governmental institutions, as well as international and environmental practitioners.

The proximity of these resources has led GELR and members of the international and environmental communities to develop a close working relationship.