A seminar in Rio de Janeiro included indigenous lawyers from all over Brazil for a laboratory about international perspectives and instruments of strategic litigation and human rights

Indigenous lawyers met for three days in a hotel in Rio de Janeiro to discuss “Companies & Human Rights – – Laboratory of Strategic Litigation.” This was organized by the Coordination of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), Amazon Watch and iCS. The event included lectures and panels with experts in the different areas of law that were related to the subject of business litigation, guaranteeing a new approach for the indigenous peoples, including international perspectives and instruments. With the presence of lawyers from the north and the south of the county, the perception was unanimous: the subject is intense, complex, but fundamental, because it opens new work fronts in the defense of the environment and the guarantees of the indigenous peoples. This is the beginning of a series of works and grants that the Institute for Climate and Society intends to carry out in this sector.

Photos: Paulo Múmia

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