Foundation of MELS
Myanmar Environmental Legal Services (MELS) was initiated and founded by a public interest environmental lawyer who have been providing environmental legal aid for more than three years as Bertha Justice Fellows and staff of Earth Rights International. The establishment of MELS is counseled by the Vermont Law School and the Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law with support and assistance from relevant environmental public welfare organizations.
MELS Vision Statement
To protect the environment, to improve environmental governance and to implement environmental related laws in Myanmar.
MELS aims to promote and enhance Myanmar’s rule of law and achieve environmental justice through providing legal aid, filing public interest litigation cases, carrying out case-based research, developing national and international exchanges and cooperation programs, and building the capacities of qualified lawyers.
MELS mission statement
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