The GNHRE Escazú Agreement Project

Project Summary

In 2021, the Escazú Agreement entered into force. The Agreement brings several legal questions with innovative provisions that must now be translated at the national and local levels.

To facilitate the implementation of the Escazú Agreement, the GNHRE ran a multi-layered project throughout 2021.

The project consisted of four parts: 

  1. An online blog symposium kicked off some of the legal challenges in the implementation of the Escazú Agreement. 
  2. A 2-day summit was held virtually on October 7th and 8th, 2021. The event combined a plenary session on the first day and a workshop on the second day. The workshop gathered a small group of international experts from academia, legal practice, NGOs, and public institutions. 
  3. A task force has been working on drafting the GNHRE Principles for the Implementation of the Escazú Agreement. The principles will be published in January 2022.
  4. We have also developed a running bibliography on the Escazú Agreement that informs the discussions and any future work on the Escazú Agreement.

This project is supported by Natalia UrzolaFelix Le RouxLavinia Bhaskaruni, Pablo Serra-Palao, Will Harding, and Bianca Simmons.