2023 Summer/Winter School – Climate Litigation in the Global South: Latin American Perspectives

Date and Time: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2.00 – 3.30pm CEST



This panel will delve into the dynamic landscape of climate litigation in the Global South, reflecting on the GNHRE’s Climate Litigation in the Global South project and the publication of the first articles in a special issue resulting from the project. After a brief introduction on the state of climate litigation in Latin America, three authors from Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia will share the findings of their articles, discussing climate litigation at the Brazilian Supreme Court, climate litigation from a gender perspective, and the potentials of the Escazú Agreement for climate litigation. 


Maria Antonia Tigre, GNHRE/Sabin Center for Climate Change Law (Moderator)

Carolina de Figueiredo Garrido

Natalia Urzola Gutiérrez

Gastón Medici-Colombo


Maria Antonia Tigre, Natalia Urzola & Alexandra Goodman, Climate Litigation in Latin America: Is the region quietly leading a regional revolution?, 14(1) J. Hum. Rts. & Envt. 67–93 (2023) (link)

Natalia Urzola Gutiérrez, Gender in Climate Litigation in Latin America: Epistemic Justice Through a Feminist Lens, 16(1) Journal of Human Rights Practice (2023) (link)

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, 16(1) Journal of Human Rights Practice(2023) (link)

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, 16(1) Journal of Human Rights Practice (2023) (link)

Maria Antonia Tigre, The ‘Fair Share’ of Climate Mitigation: Can Litigation Increase National Ambition for Brazil?, Journal of Human Rights Practice (2023) (link