iCS co-organized parallel events to the public hearing of the IACHR in Manaus (AM) to talk about climate justice and redress

Climate justice and human rights were the topics of parallel events to the public hearing of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), in Manaus (AM), about the obligations of the States Parties to the American Convention on Human Rights related to the climate emergency. Organized by iCS in partnership with the Washington Brazil Office (WBO) and the Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights of the Court (REDESCA), the meetings debated international regimes in the protection of human rights in the face of the climate crisis and the guarantee of protection and redress for victims and the legal responses to extreme climate events. With support from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, the meetings brought together dozens of social movements, academics, civil society organizations and members from international and intergovernmental agencies. In addition to participating in the panels, some iCS grantees gave in-person speeches at the hearing of the Court, such as JUMA, CCCA, APIB, LACLIMA and IIDH, which also sent written recommendations.

Panel during the event “Climate Justice and Human Rights.” Credit: Disclosure

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