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Sentence C-035/16 of the Constitutional Court of Colombia (Alberto Castilla et al v. Colombia) (8 February 2016)

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Sentence C-035/16 of the Constitutional Court of Colombia (Alberto Castilla et al v. Colombia):

Citizens presented constitutional claims against several provisions of the laws that approved the 2010-2014 National Development Plan (Law 1450 of 2011) and the 2014-2018 National Development Plan (Law 1753 of 2015).  

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Advisory Opinion (OC-23/17) - Inter-American Court of Human Rights

On 7 February 2018, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR or Court) published an Advisory Opinion and explained that “[t]his Opinion constitutes one of the first opportunities this Court has had to address, in an extended manner, the state obligations that arise from the need to protect the environment under the American Convention[.]”

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Submission to the Philippines Commission on Human Rights

Submission by the U.S. office of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) to the Philippine Commission on Human Rights regarding the on-going investigation into the potential human rights violations suffered by Filipinos who have been impacted by the changing climate and ocean acidification.

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Caso de los Pueblos Indígenas Kuna de Madungandí y Emberá de Bayano v. Panamá

The case note is being prepared (January 2015)  

The official summary of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights may be accessed at this link (Spanish only): http://www.corteidh.or.cr/docs/casos/articulos/resumen_284_esp.pdf

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