Climate Litigation in the Global South Project: Publications


The GNHRE Project on Climate Litigation in the Global South aims to amplify voices from the Global South, organizing workshops and public events and culminating in the publication of articles in dedicated special issues of leading accredited human rights journals, and the publication of chapters and analysis pieces in peer-reviewed edited volumes, as well as possible blog posts on the GNHRE’s website, and other less formal platforms. In the medium term, the project represents an excellent opportunity for Global South scholars to publish their research on climate litigation alongside other Global South scholars. In the longer term, the project hopes to foster cutting-edge international collaboration amongst a network of Global South scholars that focuses on climate change law and litigation and contribute to the ever-increasing corpus of climate change law. For the first round of the project, publications appear in a special collection of Journal of Human Rights Practice:

Melanie Jean Murcott and Maria Antonia Tigre, Developments, Opportunities, and Complexities in Global South Climate Litigation: Introduction to the Special Collection, Journal of Human Rights Practice

Natalia Urzola Gutiérrez, Gender in Climate Litigation in Latin America: Epistemic Justice Through a Feminist Lens, Journal of Human Rights Practice

Gastón Medici-Colombo and Thays Ricarte, The Escazú Agreement Contribution to Environmental Justice in Latin America: An Exploratory Empirical Inquiry through the Lens of Climate Litigation, Journal of Human Rights Practice

Danielle de Andrade Moreira, Ana Lucia B Nina, Carolina de Figueiredo Garrido, Maria Eduarda Segovia Barbosa Neves, Rights-Based Climate Litigation in Brazil: An Assessment of Constitutional Cases Before the Brazilian Supreme Court, Journal of Human Rights Practice

Yusra Suedi, Marie Fall, Climate Change Litigation before the African Human Rights System: Prospects and Pitfalls: Practice Note: GNHRE Climate Litigation in Global South Project, Journal of Human Rights Practice

Ademola Oluborode Jegede, Framing Climate Litigation in Individual Communications of the African Human Rights System: Claw-Backs and Substantive DivergencesJournal of Human Rights Practice /

Maria Antonia Tigre, The ‘Fair Share’ of Climate Mitigation: Can Litigation Increase National Ambition for Brazil?,  Journal of Human Rights Practice

Lisa Chamberlain, and Melissa Fourie, Using Climate Litigation to Strengthen Advocacy Strategies: The Life After Coal Campaign in South Africa. Journal of Human Rights Practice.

Déton Winter de Carvalho, Rafaela Santos Martins da Rosa, Climate Constitutionalism as a Foundation for Climate Litigation in Latin America, Journal of Human Rights Practice.

Fernanda de Salles Cavedon-Capdeville, María Valeria Berros, Humberto Filpi, Paola Villavicencio-Calzadilla, An Ecocentric Perspective on Climate Litigation: Lessons from Latin America, Journal of Human Rights Practice.

Melanie Jean Murcott and Clive Vinti, The Judge-Made ‘Duty’ to Consider Climate Change in South Africa, Journal of Human Rights Practice,

Juan Auz, The Political Ecology of Climate Remedies in Latin America and the Caribbean: Comparing Compliance between National and Inter-American Litigation, Journal of Human Rights Practice.

Diogo Andreolla Serraglio, Fernanda de Salles Cavedon-Capdeville and Fanny Thornton, The Multi-Dimensional Emergence of Climate-Induced Migrants in Rights-Based Litigation in the Global South, Journal of Human Rights Practice. 

Lorena Zenteno Villa, Exploring Institutional Barriers to Effective Human Rights-Based Climate Litigation in Latin American Courts—Lessons from Chile and Ecuador, Journal of Human Rights Practice.

María Daniela de la Rosa Calderón, Rights-based Climate Litigation in Colombia: An Assessment of Claims, Remedies, and Implementation, Journal of Human Rights Practice. /

Conrado M Cornelius, What Might Future Rights-Based Climate Litigation Look Like in Indonesia? A Preliminary Analysis, Journal of Human Rights Practice.

The second round of publications are forthcoming in an edited volume, Climate Litigation and Vulnerabilities: Global South Perspectives.