CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW INC

Rating: 4.88 stars   26 reviews

Issues:

Location: 1350 Connecticut Ave Nw Ste 1100 Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission: The Central for International Environmental Law's (CIEL) mission is to use the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society.
Geographic areas served: International
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Donate
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

More Info

EIN 52-1633220
+1 202-785-8700
www.ciel.org

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

Even over the course of 3 months interning at CIEL, the staff made me feel as if I were a valued member of the team-- a quality they carry into all arms of their work, as the attorneys and staff with the organization extend unending care to every person, community, and social group with which they work. Prior to interning at CIEL, I was interested in environmentalism and human rights, but I had no idea the extent to which people in the non-profit sector worked to ensure the protection and sanctity of both around the world. CIEL's central belief of the integral connection between the two resonated through every project in their offices. They have the energy, intellect, creativity, and skills to accomplish so much good-- the only thing they seem to lack is adequate resource.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

An outstanding environmental organization. I am grateful that you are committed to problem solving and global change through justice to the citizens who cannot otherwise create pretections and effect change without our help.

Was this review helpful? 
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I am pleased to have discovered the Center for International Environmental Law. Emails from this organization have been highly informative about events impacting important topics such as the environment, human rights, and, especially, resource-related conflicts occurring in Latin America. I have enjoyed their presentation series by experts from both the United States and other countries which have reinforced for me the need for diligent awareness of the activities which are giving rise to environmental harms and human rights violations.

Was this review helpful? 
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

This is a group working for environmental justice--not just controlling the poor in so-called 3rd World countries--but educating, informing, and empowering all of us to decide for ourselves. As an old woman on a fixed income helping the generations that follow me, my wishes to donate far exceed my income. CIEL allows me to contribute other ways as they work respectfully. I am grateful.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Consider performing studies to provide information to the public.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Was this review helpful? 
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a citizen of the world and I am very concerned about the actions of irresponsible people only looking for their financial future instead of the benefit to the environment; I am grateful for CIEL for bringing to our attention the non-responsible actions of big companies in their pursuit of riches without regard of who or what is going to affect. We need more people and organizations like Ciel to bring actions like this to our awareness, because we can not trust the newspapers to denounce this atrocities, since they are all paid by big companies

Nelida Rivas
Raleigh , NC 27616
USA.

Was this review helpful? 
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a 35 year-old Argentine lawyer and law professor, specialized on environmental law.
I got to know CIEL and their work through various professors and environment advocates, and also the amazing opportunity of working with CIEL's attorneys, fellows and interns, advocating for human rights and environmental protection.
Even though my experience lasted 5 month, I must say it felt as a life-changer. Not only I learned a lot from their expertise in the field, and built a nice professional and personal relationship with CIEL members, but most importantly felt inspired by their passion and determination to make a better world for us and future generations.
I have no doubts CIEL represents the best nonprofit international organization in the field of human rights and environmental awareness, and that their work will prove to be decisive to the protection of planet earth and those who live on it.
Keep up the good work!

Was this review helpful? 
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

CIEL is a fantastic organisation with a dedicated staff that serves a critical niche. Our organisation, Both ENDS foundation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands has partnered for several years with CIEL on building capacity of local people in developing countries to take action against the disastrous impacts of corporates and public financing institutions operating without regard to human rights, social and environmental standards. They deserve your support.

Was this review helpful? 
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I was first introduced to CIEL through an employee who was also a former human rights accompanier in Guatemala. Our church, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA,) has been sponsoring such accompaniers since 2007 and is committed to supporting the struggle for human rights in Guatemala. While the rights struggle for many years has been primarily about justice and accountability with respect to the genocide that occurred in the 1980s, it is now increasingly related to abuses connected to international mega projects involving resource extraction and developing hydroelectric power. As is unfortunately the case far too often, those types of projects are disastrous for the indigenous communities, and the natural, spiritual and economic environment in which they occur. CIEL has been instrumental in addressing both the environmental impacts and the human toll that result from international 'development' that focuses on profits, the needs of the few, and the so-called 'rights' of corporations at the expense of those whose lives and livelihoods are being destroyed.

Was this review helpful? 
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

CIEL is a terrific organization with honest, competent and dedicated staff. I vote for CIEL as the best non-profit I have ever dealt with!!! Its Director Carrol Muffet and his team deserve every admiration!

Was this review helpful?