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Re-Imagining Sabah's Legal Ecosystem
In stark contrast to physical landscapes and seascapes, in which biotic and abiotic factors are intrinsically connected, the law attempts to address each part of the ecosystem – including land, forests, biodiversity, water and wildlife – as separate components. The net result is that laws and institutional arrangements are at the same time fragmented and overlapping.
Sabah is no exception and is even further complicated by the existence of three parallel court systems and gaps or conflicts between state and federal jurisdiction over environmental matters.
The aim this project is to deliver cutting edge legal advice and support to Forever Sabah, including identifying strategic entry points in the law for promoting a transition to a circular economy, and providing platforms for developing innovative policy, legal and institutional frameworks.
FS is working to achieve this goal by exploring several areas of collaboration, including: