STF decides that the Paris Agreement is a treaty of human rights in Brazil

Ten of the 11 justices from the Supreme Court follow the opinion of the rapporteur in a judgment considered historic A historic judgment for the climate policy of the country. The Federal Supreme Court decided that the Paris Agreement is a treaty of human rights in Brazil. Ten of the 11 justices from the Supreme Court followed the opinion of the rapporteur, Luís Roberto Barroso, and also ordered that the government, which was considered omissive, release the resources of the Climate Fund, which has an objective to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The action, a victory for Brazilian civil society, was filed by four political parties and had the support of grantees from the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS). “This has enormous implications for future cases,” assesses Caio Borges, the coordinator of the Climate and Law portfolio of the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS). Caio explains that, [...]