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Central America Free Trade Agreement - Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR) Environmental Law Capacity Building Project

Start Date: 
2010
Status: 
Complete
Location: 
Dominican Republic
DO
Nicaragua
NI
Guatemala
GT
Objective: 

The Payson Center for international Development, at Tulane University School of Law (Payson/TU), in collaboration with the Universidad Iberoamericana in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (UNIBE), the Universidad Rafael Landívar, in Guatemala City, Guatemala (URL) and the Universidad Paulo Freire in Managua, Nicaragua (UPL) are collaborating to strengthen the teaching and implementation of environmental law in three Central America Free Trade Agreement-Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR) partner countries, namely Guatemala, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.  The partners will train future environmental law trainers in the partner countries in a four-part project that includes a thorough needs assessment, comprehensive environmental law workshops; and the joint creation of; and piloted implementation of an environmental law diplomado (certificate program). 

The partners also will create a training manual for the inter-disciplinary environmental law diplomado that will include clinical and internship/externship features that can be implemented regionally. These efforts will be undertaken with an eye not only to implement and pilot the diplomado, but also to implement a master’s program in environmental law, either in each of the three countries or at the regional level through the Central American University Environmental Law Network (“RUDA” in is Spanish acronym).

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