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Law and Policy of Sustainable Development Research Center (LPSD)

Hanoi, Vietnam
Joined May 2020
Presence in: Vietnam

LPSD is a Vietnamese non-profit organization. Since 2007 LPSD has worked with communities to use the power of law to protect the environment and promote human rights in Vietnam. With head office in Hanoi, LPSD’s team of lawyers, policy experts, and community support staff work to provide legal advice and advocacy, policy research, and capacity building across our three main program areas: (1) Cases: community-led legal implementation of existing laws to solve local environmental problems such as pollution (2) Training: public interest lawyer and community leader training and development, and (3) Policy: environmental law and policy advocacy and advice.

The four objectives of LPSD are included (1) Communities understand their rights; (2) Communities implement, protect their rights and legitimate interests through legal tools; (3) Strengthening lawfulness; (4) Strengthening current institution

People Associated With This Organization

Bach Dang Dinh

Vietnam  
Law and Policy of Sustainable...
Joined May 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information, Women's Rights
With 20 experience years and Master Degree of Law, I have been developing “public interest lawyer” concept in Vietnam for the last 6 years, bringing a public interest legal approach to issues surrounding sustainable development. As Director of The Law and Policy of Sustainable Development Research Center (LPSD) now works with communities affected by development, poor industrial practices, and environmental degradation to help them understand and enforce their rights. To complement its engagement with community and legal efforts, LPSD also analyzes development related policy and provides suggestions to further its goal of sustainable growth, development, and environmental protection. I am member of Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide and IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. I attended Mekong Legal Network since 2009 and become Vietnam Country Coordinator.

Chi Luu Khanh

Vietnam  
Law and Policy of Sustainable...
Joined May 2018
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Environmental Justice, Right to Information, Women's Rights
I am working at The Law and Policy of Sustainable Development Research Center (LPSD) - a non-profit organization established in 2007 - as Community Development Coordinator and Legal Assistant.

With the vision of becoming a legal research and legal practicing center to protect public interests, LPSD aims to create community models which have capacity and sufficient awareness bout their rights, have strong organizing to use legal tools in resolving global issues (climate change, energy, land, forest, investment, labour, etc.) in national, regional and international levels.
LPSD theory of change is to base on human rights and citizen rights to ask for accountability and social responsibility from relevant stakeholders, on the basis of national, regional and international law to ensure sustainable development which is stated by the UN.

Hoang Trang

Vietnam  
Law and Policy of Sustainable...
Joined March 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Health
I am Legal Officer and Project Development Officer in LPSD (Law and Policy of Sustainable Development Research Center).

LPSD is a Vietnamese non-profit organization. Since 2007 LPSD has worked with communities to use the power of law to protect the environment and promote human rights in Vietnam. With head office in Hanoi, LPSD’s team of lawyers, policy experts, and community support staff work to provide legal advice and advocacy, policy research, and capacity building across our three main program areas: (1) Cases: community-led legal implementation of existing laws to solve local environmental problems such as pollution (2) Training: public interest lawyer and community leader training and development, and (3) Policy: environmental law and policy advocacy and advice.

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