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Legal Unit

Background | 1 April, 2016 at 17:00

Greenpeace International's Legal Unit engages in causing, mitigating and resolving legal trouble.

Greenpeace and the Law

Background | 1 April, 2016 at 16:00

Key Cases

Background | 1 April, 2016 at 16:00

Most of Greenpeace’s campaigns are either about creating or upholding laws. At many moments in our history, cases brought by us or against us have formed movements, secured campaign wins and defended democratic space. We have challenged...

Oleg Naydenov arrest shows flag States need to better control their fleets

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | 9 January, 2014

In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen reported a rapid and significant increase in their catches. They attributed their rising fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the licences of 29...

A powerful vote for free speech - thanks to Shell

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | 4 December, 2012 1 comment

As a Greenpeace lawyer, people often ask me whether I don't feel hopeless, seeing how wealthy polluters can adjust laws to serve their needs. But a recent ruling makes me optimistic that might isn’t always right. On a frigid morning...

Seeking justice for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Sergey Golubok and Kristin Casper | 17 March, 2014 4 comments

Today, we launched a case at the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Arctic 30, who spent two months in Russian jail for a peaceful protest to save the Arctic. The 30 individuals are requesting "just...

Should the European Commission wear green goggles more often?

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | 6 October, 2014

That's the question lawyers were arguing about in Luxembourg last week. It is a case where Greenpeace is challenging the approval of up to €1.6 billion in aid to Spain's coal industry. Spain is a poster child for clean energy. It...

Payback time for the big polluters?

Blog entry by Kristin Casper | 5 November, 2014

The 500,000 people who marched for the climate in New York and other major cities in September have passed the torch to the people in the Philippines. The People's Climate Walk is a 40-day, 1000 km journey from Manila to ground zero in...

Marshall Islands takes on the nuclear-armed states, for all our sakes

Blog entry by Daniel Simons and Jen Maman | 19 November, 2014 1 comment

“The day the sun rose twice”. That's how 1 March 1954 was recorded in the history of Rongelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, part of the Marshall Islands. Early that morning, shortly after the sun rose in the east, a second sun...

Is breaking the law always illegal?

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | 11 January, 2011 6 comments

Non-violent direct action and the law Early in the morning of 17 December 2001, a group of intruders penetrated the area inside the perimeter fence surrounding the Lucas Heights nuclear plant, Australia’s only reactor. The plant’s...

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