What We Do
In achieving the mission and vision, CELCOR has two main program sections: The Legal Section and the Community Legal Education and Awareness Raising (CLEAR) Section that ensure rural based communities in Papua New Guinea are empowered with their legal environmental rights.
1a. DIRECT LEGAL ASSISTANCE (DLA)
This program aims to provide legal assistance to cus-tomary landowners and resource owners, NGOs and community groups in defense of community based property rights and the environment.
This assistance is in the form of legal representation (emergency and long term cases) and legal assistance and advice to target groups.
1b. POLICY RESEARCH & LAW REFORM
This program focuses on analysing, researching and contributing to the development of national policies relevant to environmental protection, sustainable natural resource development, biodiversity conservation and the protection and promotion of community based property rights.
2. THE COMMUNITY LEGAL EDUCATION and AWARENESS RAISING (CLEAR)
2a. COMMUNITY LEGAL EDUCATION
This aim of this program is to conduct environmental law and ecological awareness, workshops and para-legal training, environmental monitoring and assess-ment to develop teams of community members capa-ble of responding to the needs of environmental de-fence and customary property rights.
2b. AWARENESS RAISING
The objective of this program is to foster and advocate for better environmental laws and policies at the local, provincial, and national levels through promoting and sustaining links and cooperation with local, national, and international organizations and governmental agencies. This involves active participation in public forums, as well as supporting proposals for environmentally responsible laws, policies, and programs.