Hausfeld represents Center for Human Rights and Environment in impactful climate change amicus filing

Washington, D.C. (November 29, 2023) Hausfeld continues to represent clients in impactful climate change work. On January 9, 2023, Colombia and Chile submitted a request for an advisory opinion to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Inter-American Court) under Article 64(1) of the American Convention on Human Rights, seeking clarification regarding the scope of States’ obligations—both collectively and individually—to respond to the climate emergency within the framework of international human rights law.

This request builds on a groundbreaking precedent for the region, Advisory Opinion OC-23/17, following a request from Colombia, in which the Inter-American Court recognized the justiciable right to a healthy environment.

The President of the Inter-American Court invited the presentation of amicus curiae briefs and established December 18, 2023, as the deadline to submit written observations to the Court.

Hausfeld represents the Center for Human Rights and Environment (CHRE), and its joint program with the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD), Fast Action on Climate to Ensure Intergenerational Justice (FACE), in their amicus filing.

FACE is a youth-led initiative that focuses on climate and environmental justice as it relates to “fast action” climate mitigation strategies that aim to reduce short-lived climate pollutants and preserve carbon sinks, with the overall objective of preserving the planet for future generations.

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