Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental

The Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA) is a nongovernmental organization promoting the human right to a healthy environment. Since 1993 with the support of Swift Foundation, CEMDA has carried out a legal research and a media campaign as well as filed a complaint with the national Ombudsman in order to analyze how the Mexican legal framework and public policy on agriculture have violated the Human Rights of indigenous people and affected the Mexican Biocultural Patrimony. CEMDA’s goal is to help reverse this situation and to construct a legal solution that contributes to the protection of such rights and the conservation of this important heritage.

Grant Amount:
$25,000; $50,000
Grant Length:
2015: One Year; 2016: Two Years
2015; 2016
Central America
Program Area:
Visionaries and Innovations