Amicus Curiae Brief on the Request for an Advisory Opinion by the Republic of Colombia to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Jan 2017)

January 18, 2017

The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and the Vermont Law School Center for Applied Human Rights presented this amicus curiae brief to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights regarding the Republic of Colombia’s request for an advisory opinion in relation to the interpretation of Articles 1(1), 4(1) and 5(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights, within the context of the possible impact of grand scale projects on the marine environment, particularly in the Greater Caribbean Region.

This amicus curiae brief provides the Inter-American Court with useful analysis, arguments and perspectives regarding the questions placed before it.

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