APCEL - Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law


APCEL was established on 1 July 1996 by the NUS Law Faculty in collaboration with the World Conservation Union-Commission on Environmental Law (IUCN-CEL) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). APCEL has since established itself as a centre of excellence in the region for research-based capacity building with a strong commitment to advancing innovative scholarship. [Read more]


Upcoming Events
Special Issue of Climate Law: Legal Assessment of the Paris Agreement’s Implementation Rules (Paris Rulebook) – Call for Expressions of Interest

Date: Mid-January 2019
Venue: Lee Sheridan Conference Room, Eu Tong Sen Building, Faculty of Law, NUS (Bukit Timah Campus)

News and Announcements
On 10 – 11 May 2018, APCEL Advisory Committee member, Emeritus Prof Koh Kheng Lian presented a paper on “Widening the Remit of the Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to Include Environmental Degradation and Destruction Under ‘Crimes against Humanity’?” at the 15th ASLI Conference held in Seoul National University School of Law.
On 17 April 2018, APCEL conducted an international training course for ASEAN judges at the Singapore Judicial College. “Environmental Law: Overview and Challenges in the ASEAN region” was a one-day workshop that sought to give ASEAN judges an overview of the latest developments in selected areas of environmental law including biodiversity conservation and climate change


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