From July 11 to 13, the First Latin American Workshop on Litigation Strategies on Climate Change and Human Rights was held in Bogotá, Colombia. The workshop was jointly organized by the Law, Justice and Society Studies Center (Dejusticia) and the Sabin Center on Climate Change Law at Columbia University.
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The event brought together 21 activists and lawyers from Latin America who work on environmental issues and human rights with the purpose of training them on the new and innovative strategies of climate litigation in the world.
In this sense, the three main objectives of the workshop were:
– Analyze the theoretical and legal bases that have been used in different types of climate litigation in different parts of the world.
– Develop specific strategies that the participants can adapt to their own countries and organizations.
– Establish a collaborative network between activists and organizations interested in studying and promoting strategic litigation on climate change in the region.
During the workshop, various presentations were presented on the importance of climate justice, the types of existing climate litigation, legal principles and doctrines, legal precedents, climate litigation strategies, as well as the climate litigation challenges related to jurisdiction, attribution factor, causality, quantification of damages, among others.
Likewise, the new tendencies in the matter of climate litigation were presented, taking as initial kick-off the first guardianship on climate change and future generations of Latin America granted by the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia to 25 boys, girls
and young people, supported by Dejusticia.
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