The Environmental Human Rights Framework in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speaker: Dr. Mario G. Aguilera Bravo  (MPI-Halle) 15.00 – 15.30 CET
Commentator. Prof. Dr. Dirk Hanschel (MPI- Halle) 15.30 – 15.45 pm CET
Q&A: 16.45 – 16.00 CET:

The lecture focuses on the recent development of a regional framework of environmental human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean based on the ‘Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation, and Access to Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean’ (Escazú Agreement) and the American Convention on Human Rights. It will be argued that despite not being explicitly bound together, both instruments share a similar approach towards the protection of environmental rights. In addition, it will describe the main feature of the regional framework, namely its pillar on fairness conditions for vulnerable persons and groups. Finally, it will be discussed how such development contributes to current sustainable development debates beyond the regional scope.

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18 Nov 2021


3:00 am - 4:00 pm


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