Juan Auz, PhD candidate at the Centre for Fundamental Rights presented his research in a webinar on ‘Human Rights Strategies in Climate Change Litigation’.
On 5 August 2020, Juan Auz, PhD candidate at the Hertie School’s Centre for Fundamental Rights presented his research in a webinar on ‘Human Rights Strategies in Climate Change Litigation’ organized by the Global Network for the Study on Human Rights and the Environment.
Auz’s presented findings of his research, underscoring not only the opportunities that constitutional design entails for the adjudication of climate-related cases but also the fundamental barriers Latin America faces due to its reliance on an extractivist economic model.
The panel discussion, which focused on the Latin America’s experience in climate change litigation’ also features Soledad García Muñoz, Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights (REDESCA) from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Astrid Puentes, Co-Executive Director of the Latin American environmental NGO AIDA; and Monica Feria-Tinta, a barrister at the Bar of England & Wales with experience in international litigation. Panellists addressed the role of litigation for increased mitigation commitments and better adaptation to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
Listen to the webinar here.